Widowed penguin wooed by two suitors
|The Sealife Centre penguins|
08 February 2010AS
The newest arrival in the centre's penguin colony is nine-year-old Rosie, a widow of nine months who is looking for new love…and has two handsome young penguin studs to choose from.
Perhaps still mourning the loss of her long-term partner Dougal at her former home the
“We're sure a longing for close companionship will override her sadness very soon now,” said Displays Supervisor Christine Pitcher. “She may also have shown little interest in Ringo and Boomer because at just four-years-old they are only barely sexually mature.”
If one of them does manage to turn Rosie's head, he could very soon find himself fulfilling parental duties.
Rosie has already produced two healthy offspring Kev and Barney, who are still flourishing in Scarborough.
Sadly, the Great Yarmouth colony of Humboldts - one of the world's most endangered penguin species - currently numbers seven, and one of the two brothers is destined to be a gooseberry.
“We're scouring the continent in search of another female to even things up, so whoever loses out shouldn't be disappointed for too long,” said Christine.
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