A baby penguin chick was born to same-sex parents at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY — a first for the zoo. Prior to hatching, the egg was cared for by Elmer and Lima, two adult male Humboldt penguins. The two are continuing to care for and feed the chick since it hatched as well.
‘Elmer and Lima took turns incubating the egg and have been doing a wonderful job warming and feeding the chick,’ the zoo said in a Facebook post.
According to a press release from the zoo, there have been several documented instances of same-sex penguin couples successfully hatching eggs, which indicates ‘that the idea of ‘family’ is not species-specific and that, in many cases, non-traditional families do a wonderful job of child-rearing.’
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