Aussie same sex penguin couple incubate egg

Posted on:16 Oct 2018 18:30:58
Aussie same sex penguin couple incubate egg
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.

Penguin:

♦ 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



 


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.

Penguin:

♦ 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



 


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