This story comes with a warning.
CUTE ANIMAL ALERT
At the Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium, the female penguins sit on 11 nesting rings.
Meanwhile the male penguins scour the ice in search of pebbles.
The smoother the better - which they present as a love token - to their desired female.
This romantic story isn't a simple one. These penguins are notorious for their mischievous behaviour - and steal pebbles from neighbouring nests - pawning them off as their own!
The bird manager at the Sealife Melbourne Aquarium said the courting behaviour starts with a bow followed by singing. They then go about the ritual of collecting and presenting pebbles until they lay their eggs.
Who would have thought it, no need for chocolates - a smooth pebble will melt the heart of a desired penguin!
|to scour||súrolni, dörzsölni|
|to lay an egg||tojást tojni|
|Who would have thought it?||Ki gondolta volna|