VIDEO. A remarkable incident in the stay of the black-footed penguins in Amersfoort Zoo: a penguin-gay couple breeds on an egg that they have stolen from a heterocouple at an unguarded moment.
“The gay couple take good care of the egg, the males both breed alternately,” says animal caretaker Marc Belt.
The penguin couple that produced the egg earlier has laid a new egg in the meantime and is also busy hatching in a nest further on.
In DierenPark Amersfoort the first penguin chick has already been spotted by the caretakers and so more chicks are expected soon. “Among those new chicks, we naturally hope to welcome one from the gay couple, we are waiting,” said the animal caretaker of DierenPark Amersfoort.