Gay penguins steal chick at zoo after parents 'neglected' it
Gay penguins stole a chick from its parents at a zoo after they were "neglecting" the baby to go for a swim.
The couple made their move this week when the chick was left unattended at Denmark's Odense Zoo.
According to zookeepers, the gay penguins have been "desperate" to become parents for quite some time.
Danish broadcaster DR reports that the couple stood by the chick when its parents left to try and forcefully adopt it.
Animal keeper Sandie Hedegård Munck said that then she knew something wasn't right.
"I could see that something was completely wrong. The parents disappeared and the kid was simply kidnapped.
"It was a pair of gay males who had snatched it and was stood with it.”
Sandie said that when the chick's parents did not immediately return from their swim, the couple thought that they could look after the chick themselves.
However, once the parents did arrive to claim their chick a fight ensued.
The gay penguins eventually retreated accepting that the chick was not their to take.
Odense Zoo have since given the birds their own egg to raise from a mother who cannot look after the chick herself due to an illness.
One of the dads-to-be is now successfully brooding on the egg.