Melbourne, Feb 02 (ANI): A lesbian royal albatross pair has become parents to a chick in the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand.
The bird struggled for the first 24 hours after the egg hatched, but recovered later.
The Department of Conservation spokesperson, Robin Thomas, said while same-sex pairings have occurred before, it's "not common".
"One of them obviously mated so their egg was fertile," News.com.au quoted Thomas as saying.
He added: "Only one egg was laid and that's now hatched."
The site is the only mainland breeding colony of the endangered animal in the world. (ANI)