Inca and Rayas are already incubating the egg and getting ready to be parents
The Toronto Zoo may have separated "gay" penguins Buddy and Pedro, but zookeepers in Madrid are taking a different approach with their all-male couple.
Inca and Rayas, the couple at Madrid's Faunia Park, have been given an egg to take care of.
"We wanted them to have something to stay together for - so we got an egg," said zookeeper Yolanda Martin in a Telegraph article. "Otherwise they might have become depressed."
The couple has had to watch other penguins raise their young.
According to the Telegraph, Inca has taken on the role of incubating the donated egg and sits like a statue atop it while Rayas watches the nest and eats as much as he can in preparation of having to feed the little one regurgitated food.
Martin said it's great to cheer people up as Spain is in an economic turmoil, but notes the pair actually isn't gay. They are just best friends who have been together for six years.
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