Two Gay Penguins Were Desperate To Be Dads. Then They Spotted A Chick That Was All Alone

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Image: Facebook/Odense Zoo

As a same-sex pairing, two male penguins in a Danish zoo were unable to lay eggs. Yet they watched as all the straight couples around them had chicks and families. But then, one day, they couldn’t believe their luck – they saw a baby penguin standing by itself. They waddled over to investigate.

Image: Facebook/Odense Zoo

Since its opening in 1930, Denmark’s Odense Zoo has gone from strength to strength. From containing only six species in its early, the zoo presently has a whopping 147 species within its confines. In fact, the zoo was even granted the Best in Europe award back in 2013.

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Image: Facebook/Odense Zoo

The zoo’s penguins have been the residents attracting the most attention recently, though. That’s because two of their number – the gay male couple – have recently achieved viral fame. And it’s all because of their reaction to a baby chick which had briefly been left by its parents to fend for itself.

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