A pair of “gay” Gentoo penguins who have apparently yearned for parenthood for six years, are to become fathers at last after an egg was donated to their empty nest.
Inca and Rayas met at Madrid’s Faunia Park six years ago and have been inseparable ever since.
But their love story has been laced with sorrow. For every year the industrious pair have built a nest, in the apparent hope of hearing the pitter-patter of tiny penguin feet.
However, the stork is finally on his way to the happy couple, as an egg has been donated to them, The Times reported.
“We wanted them to have something to stay together for — so we got an egg. Otherwise they might have become depressed,” said Yolanda Martin, their keeper.