Two lesbian albatrosses in New Zealand have successfully incubated, and are raising, a chick.
It appears that the two were living in a ménage à trois with a male albatross. Having performed his role, he flew off and has not been seen since.
Meanwhile, in another part of the Otago peninsula, two male yellow-eyed penguins are incubating an egg.
"Nature itself has become unnatural," fumed a Canadian evangelist, on the South Island for what he had hoped would be a stress-free vacation. "If birds can do it, how long will it be before bees do it? Colony collapse disorder bigtime," he warned. "It's a slippery slope."
The albatrosses were unavailable for comment.