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Nesting Egg Given to Gay Penguins @ Madrid Zoo

This is so cute!

Penguins Inca and Rayas have been building a nest every six years in the hope of starting a family and have finally been trusted with an egg.

The pair of male penguins have been given their own egg to care for A pair of male penguins have been given their own egg to care for The Gentoo penguins have both thrown themselves into their new roles as parents, with the Telegraph reporting that Inca has taken on the 'male' role of incubating the egg, a task which he does most of the day, every day.

 Meanwhile Rayas has been filling up on food. This is to ensure he can take on the traditional female job of feeding his young with regurgitated fish.

Speaking to the paper, Yolanda Martin, who cares for the penguins at Spain's Faunia Park, said: 'We wanted them to have something to stay together for - so we got an egg. Otherwise they might have become depressed.' Inca and Rayas are not the first male penguins to be given an egg to care for, as staff at a zoo in China gave penguin couple Steve and Adam a chick to look after last year.

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