A pair of gay flamingos have become foster parents after taking an abandoned chick under their wings. But their egg-sitting and hatching skills impressed staff so much that when one of the flamingo nests was abandoned last week, they were considered the number one choice to adopt the chick. The unhatched egg was taken to an incubator where it was warmed up and monitored. Hours later a healthy chick emerged, but staff were concerned that the duo would not bond with the newborn because the process normally begins when the chicks are 'calling' them from inside the egg. So the chick was carefully placed in an old eggshell, which was taped up and returned to the couple's empty nest.
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A pair of male emperor penguins at a zoo in Germany have taken it upon themselves to care for an egg laid by a female with no interest in hatching it. Skipper and Ping were already a bonded pair when they came to the Berlin Zoo in April When they were introduced to the general population, they immediately started displaying a desire to become parents. According to German news agency DPA , the duo would snatch fish and stones and sit on them to try and make them hatch. Zoo officials chose to harness that parental instinct with a real egg laid by another bird in the group. The Berlin Zoo's has six emperor penguins, with only one female, who is nearly 20 years old.
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Two male flamingos at the Denver Zoo named after the famous musicians have been a couple for several years, and could one day potentially become parents to a chick. Bird keeper Monica Halpin told The Georgia Voice that the pair, who go by 20 and 46, have been together since the early s, and that the bid couple stole either a nest or an egg from another pair of birds and took turns watching over it. Meanwhile, two male Gentoo penguins named Sphen and Magic became parents in October at the Sydney Aquarium, after they were given a foster egg to incubate and raise. The entertainment mogul, who admitted he was skeptical about the vaccine, sat down with two specialists to get all the facts before making his decision. Tyson spent more than 60 years as star of stage, TV and film.
Edinburgh Zoo has added five Chilean Flamingos babies to its flock of 33 adults birds this year, following successful breeding for the first time since A little flamingo chick has been taken under the wings of a gay couple after it was abandoned by its parents. Edinburgh Zoo has added five Chilean Flamingos babies to its flock of 33 adult birds this year, following successful breeding for the first time since