Only Chick These Gay Vultures Need Is One They Just Hatched

Zookeepers had found the egg on the floor
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 1, 2017 4:31 PM CDT
Two male vultures at an Amsterdam zoo hatched an egg and are raising the baby together.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Two male griffon vultures in a long-standing relationship have successfully hatched an abandoned egg at an Amsterdam zoo, the AP reports. Artis zoo said in a statement Wednesday that keepers who found an egg on the floor of the vulture aviary initially put it in an incubator but later placed it in a nest that the two male birds built together in the enclosure. The zoo said the vultures, which have been a couple for years, took turns sitting on the egg until it hatched. Now, the new dads are taking care of the chick by feeding it regurgitated food. The zoo says it's not unusual for animals, particularly birds, to form same-sex couples, but it's the first time such a pair has hatched an egg at the Dutch capital's zoo. (Read more gay animals stories.)

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