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Same-sex penguin couple care for foster egg

Egg came from couple that had two

SYDNEY (CNN) - Love wins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Same-sex penguin couple Sphen and Magic, also known as “Sphengic,” are often seen going for swims together in the penguin expedition.

Even though they don’t have a biological egg of their own, they’re just as much a part of the breeding season as the heterosexual penguins.

They were inseparable, and even began nesting, thinking they would soon be welcoming a baby.

They did so well at making a home that the aquarium gave them a fake egg so they could practice incubating.

Turns out, they make a pretty great pair – and now they’re foster parents.

They were given a real egg to care for from a penguin couple that had two.

The aquarium said the penguins have a unique way of showing their love for one another.

Sphen gave Magic a special stone, which caretakers said is just like a proposal.


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