Same Sex Penguin Mums Start Their Own Family

Meet Electra and Viola. They are two female penguins, and a same-sex couple from València’s Oceanogràfic aquarium.

The two penguins were given the opportunity to adopt an egg from another penguin couple. They incubated and hatched it with the same love and instinct any penguin couple shows.

The two started building a nest made out of stones before ever even receiving the egg. Upon observing this behavior, caregivers at the facility relocated a fertile egg from another couple, and presented it to Electra and Viola to call their own. They would take turns incubating the egg just as all penguins do, and are now the proud parents of their first baby calf.

We love a good LGBT animal story. Remember homophobia is only found in one specie.

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