Inca and Rayas are now proud PAPAS!
The same sex penguin couple was getting depressed each time they built a nest and an egg never came to fruition.
Inca has taken on the mother role, incubating the egg that is due to hatch in June. Rayas plays the dad role, shooing away potential thieves and gawkers.
Caretaker Yolanda Martin explains the rationale of giving Inca and Rayas an eggs of their own:
We wanted them to have something to stay together for – so we got an egg.
Otherwise they might have become depressed.
So CUTEz!!! Congrats to the new parents!