Time To Cry: Gay Penguin Couple Finally Gets An Egg Of Their Own

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2012

Inca and Rayas are a pair of Gentoo penguins who have been in a committed relationship since they first met at a Madrid zoo six years ago. Every year since then, they’ve built a nest together in the apparent hopes that they could hatch and raise a baby penguin, but every year the nest has sat empty, most likely because Inca and Rayas are both male. This year, however, a penguin egg donor is finally making their dreams come true. “We wanted them to have something to stay together for — so we got an egg. Otherwise they might have become depressed,” said their keeper, Yolanda Martin. Initial reports reveal that Inca has been perching on the egg throughout the day, while Rayas stands guard. If all goes well, their little one will make an appearance by the end of June. Now, who wants to chip in for a baby shower gift? [Huffington Post UK]