The World is full of surprises and happiness. This news here is the best example of the same.
A same-sex Penguin Couple became Parents as they welcomed the chick from the adopted egg. The penguins are Electra and Viola, who live at Oceanogràfic València aquarium in Spain.
The aquarium manager described the couple as extraordinary. They had earlier adopted an egg from another couple and incubated it .Now they are raising the chick together.
The aquarium announced in a Press release that three penguin couples among Gentoo penguins have welcomed chicks this season.
In a social media post, the facility says “Although same-sex couples are common in more than 450 species in both zoos and nature, it’s the first time this has happened in our aquarium. So… Welcome to the world little one!”
The penguins showed all the similar behaviour just like the other penguins in the aquarium. Only when they began building nests out of stones it seemed like they were planning to welcome a new member.
Both parents take turns at incubation and the period lasts for a total of 38 days. 75 days after birth, the chick becomes independent.
Last year, a similar incident was reported in The United Kingdom. A same-sex penguin couple is raising a four-month-old gender neutral penguin at an Aquarium in The UK.
Sea Life London said the Gentoo chick is “the world’s first penguin to not have its gender assigned.”