Sphen and Magic the penguins are generally known as “Sydney’s hottest couple,” in accordance with Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, the place the lovebirds stay. Their “movie star couple title” is Sphengic, and they’re making headlines like every other well-known pair.
The 2 male Gentoo penguins turned shut this breeding season, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium wrote on Fb. Whereas scientists would possibly argue that “homosexual” is a cultural time period that solely applies to people, same-sex pairings have been noticed within the wild in tons of of animal species. And Magic and Sphen are simply the most recent instance capturing hearts throughout the globe.
“[They] are continuously seen waddling round and going for swims collectively within the Penguin Expedition,” the aquarium wrote.
Sphen and Magic began amassing pebbles to create a nest and have greater than every other couple, in accordance with Sea Life’s web site. Sphen and Magic, nonetheless, had no egg. However because the couple is invested within the nesting course of, the aquarium needed to do one thing particular for them.
“To make sure the couple weren’t excluded from the season, Magic and Sphen got a dummy egg to permit them to follow incubating and develop their expertise,” the aquarium writes on its website. “They have been absolute naturals and displayed nice care for his or her egg, a lot so, the crew at Sea Life Sydney fostered an actual egg to them from one other couple who had two.”
The couple swaps duties day by day — one penguin incubates the egg, and the opposite patrols the edges of the nest to thrust back hazard.
The couple is working collectively on their parenting expertise, the aquarium says on its web site. “While Sphen is older and is superb at incubating, Magic is youthful and nonetheless mastering his talent. The pair make an important crew.”
The aquarium says “love wins” at their penguin expedition.
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