Gay Penguins Raise A Family

After years of fruitless mating and awkward attempts at "hatching offspring from stones," two male gay penguins in a German zoo have finally got their wish: A chick to call their own. The penguins were given the egg, which was rejected by its mother, as an Easter Day gift, the BBC reports. The penguins then immediately began "protecting, caring for and feeding" their baby penguin. Scientists say that homosexuality in the animal kingdom is quite common but not well understood. There are four other "gay" penguins at the zoo, though they are apparently not yet ready to raise a family.