A gay penguin couple in a German zoo have hatched a chick and are now raising it as their own.
The male penguins, named Z and Vielpunkt, were given an egg that was rejected by its biological parents, and took to the parenting task with vigor. The yet unnamed chick is now a healthy four months old.
The zoo, in Bremerhaven, northern Germany previously made headlines in 2006 when it imported four Swedish penguins to seduce three other gay penguin couples in order to test their sexuality, according to Pink News. The exercise drew outrage, with gay rights activists calling on the penguins to be left alone. The penguins didn’t like it either, with the male penguins pinning for their male partners until they were eventually reunited.