Fun_People Archive
12 Jul
A Natural Couple Adopts...

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 95 00:04:29 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: A Natural Couple Adopts...

From: WhiteBoard News for July 10, 1995

Osnabruck, Germany:

Two male storks that took up nesting in the same German
zoo enclosure have hatched a wayward penguin egg and
are now raising the offspring as their own.

"Pingu" is being bottle-fed a mixture of fish juice and
vitamins six times a day by the zoo staff in this
western German town.  They placed the egg in the
storks' nest after it had been thrown out by its
parents, hoping the "childless couple" would adopt the

Pingu's two fathers took turns sitting on the egg for
14 days until it began to break out of its shell.

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []