#LoveIsLove at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium! Gay Penguin Couple ‘Sphengic’ Fosters Their First Baby; Watch Video
Gay Penguin Couple ‘Sphengic’ Fosters Their First Baby (Photo Credits: YouTube Screengrab)

Penguins are the perfect example of true love, and their fact makes us believe that animals have stronger bonds than we humans. Searching for the beautiful pebble to swapping between the parenting duties, they deserve all lot appreciation as they give us the ultimate relationship goals. At present, gay pair Sphen and Magic, collectively known as Sphengic are the newest couples, who are making aww-inducing headlines. As the mating season approached at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, same-sex penguin couple have started to collect ‘ice pebbles’ to create a nest in their spot as they foster their first baby. And boy oh boy, can we stop gushing over it? Here's How Penguins Give Humans Ultimate Relationship Goals! Watch This Romantic Video. 

Reportedly, the pair developed strong bond ahead of the breeding season and became inseparable since then. The staffs witness them continually waddling around and going for swims together in the aquarium’s Penguin Expedition. The department’s supervisor Trish Hannan told ABC News that the teams suspected the pair when they began noticing piles of the pebbles set up as a nest each day. “We’d go over there and Magic and Spehn would be bowing to each other. Bowing is a gentoo way of saying they love each other, which is super cute,” one of the staffs quoted as saying. She then gave the pair a dummy egg to allow them to practise hatching and develop their skills during mating season. And Sphengic naturally impressed the caretakers, so much that they handed them a real egg from another couple who had two. These Penguins in Antarctica Taking Selfie on Camera Reminds us of Monkey Who Did The Same. 

Gay Penguin Couple ‘Sphengic’ Fosters Their First Baby.

The aquarium explained the process, “They were absolute naturals and displayed great care for their egg, so much so, the team at Sea Life Sydney fostered a real egg to them from another couple who had two.” The couple makes a great team, and there are often days where the egg cannot be seen, which is good for penguin breeding. “Swapping duties daily, while one of the parents are doing their best to incubate the egg, the other is patrolling the perimeters of the nest, warding off any potential pebble thieves or over-inquisitive neighbours. Whilst Sphen is older and is excellent at incubating, Magic is younger and still mastering his skill,” the aquarium continued.