16 October 2018 Current Affairs:
Two Aussie male penguins, gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic, who have paired up as a same-sex couple have become so good at nesting that they have been given a real egg to look after.
Such an incident has happened in 2009. Two male penguins, Z and Vielpunkt, successfully hatched and reared a chick that was rejected by its heterosexual parents at a zoo in Berlin.
♦ Kingdom: Animalia
♦ Phylum: Chordata
♦ Class: Aves
♦ Order: Sphenisciformes
♦ Family: Spheniscidae
♦ Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds
♦ Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life
♦ They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator