Gay Couples Better Get Pumped, A Same-Sex Couple Is Raising A Healthy Baby Penguin

Gay Couples Better Get Pumped, A Same-Sex Couple Is Raising A Healthy Baby Penguin

It was love at first sight for the proud papas.


On October 19th, 2018, two loving (and lovable) male Gentoo penguins named Sphen and Magic at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in Australia were blessed with the hatching of their chick, and they couldn't be prouder penguin papas! The pairing "Sphengic" is Australia's first same-sex penguin couple and can't wait to spend their lives caring for a child of their own to raise.

According to Bil Browning's article that details the news of their special delivery, the pair were inseparable since Magic gave Sphen a special heart-shaped stone, which, in the "love language of penguins," as described by the zookeepers, meant that Magic wanted to take things to the next level with Sphen.

Since the proposal, Sphengic were soon building a nest out of pebbles in preparation for the arrival of their child from the egg given to them by the aquarium to incubate. Five weeks later, their dream of starting a family together had come true!

While the penguin chick's gender will be determined via a blood test at a later date, the two fathers had been lucky to have a healthy baby to raise as their own. Browning says that Gentoo penguins usually have enough resources to care for only one of the two eggs they lay, so the aquarium decided to give the "extra" egg to this special couple with high hopes that they would be great parents.

And they were right!

It was love at first sight for the proud papas. The younger of the two dads had done a great job in caring for the chick, especially when it came to feeding time. While the older dad wasn't initially enthused with the parenting duties, he grew into his parenting role in no time and had done amazingly with the chick as well.

There is no doubt that Sphengic is the same-sex power couple that we can't help but root for, as the Gentoo penguin partners take on their new life of parenthood for their special little chick!

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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