Elderly Penguin moms are raising a chick together


A lesbian couple, who happen to be penguins, are raising a chick together at a New Zealand zoo. Thelma and Louise, have fostered the chick after its birth mother was left by her partner, leaving the bio-mom struggling to raise the chick.

Handlers at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium gave the egg to the couple and believe they make the perfect parents.

At 24, Thelma and Louise are very old to be parents, with the species having an average life expectancy of 15-20 years.

Of course, this is not the first story of gay penguins looking after chicks.

On a related note, two gay penguins in a Chinese zoo have been seen stealing eggs from straight couples.

via Pink News