Two male penguins at Zoo Berlin have adopted an egg, delighting Germans and raising the prospect of the zoo's first penguin chick in almost two decades.

Skip and Ping moved to the German capital in April and soon decided to start a family. They scrounged around for objects like a wet rock and a slimy fish they could nurture in the hopes that it would one day hatch into a chick, according to zookeepers.

But needless to say, neither the rock nor the fish ever hatched for Skip and Ping, who are both male king penguins at Zoo Berlin, said

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