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STORY:++Israel Penguins- Female penguins form close attachment and build nest togetherLENGTH: 02:39FIRST RUN: 1630RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients OnlyTYPE: English/NatSOURCE: AP TELEVISIONSTORY NUMBER: 923696DATELINE: Tel Aviv - 22 Dec 2013LENGTH: 02:39RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLYSHOTLISTAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY1. Mid of penguins in their zoo pen2. Female penguin couple standing next to each other3. Mid of penguin standing by pool4. Female couple grooming each other5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mor Porat, zookeeper:"After we realised that they are two females, we thought that maybe the proportion between the males and the females on the yard, that's the cause for two females being together but we realised this is not the reason. If they wanted to choose a male they could have done it."6. Couple grooming each other7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mor Porat, zookeeper:"We didn't heard (sic) about something like that, of two females, there are homosexual relations in nature according to researchers and also with some other zoo, we heard about two males, but we never heard about two females so this is something very special."8. Penguin couple attempting to fornicate9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mor Porat, zookeeper:"Why we know they are a couple? It's because first of all they walk together all the time. When one of them starts walking so the other is after her. They are showing some courtship behaviour, they keep cleaning each other, singing to each other, they built their own nest and we also saw for a period of months or so, that they were acting like they are nesting, they didn't have an egg but they were acting like they were nesting."10. Close of group of penguins11. Female jumping off rocks12. Wide of penguins by poolSTORYLINE'Safari' zookeepers at the Ramat Gan Zoo in Tel Aviv were sure they were dealing with yet another penguin couple, but in a routine blood exam they realised that the two penguins were both in fact female."After we realised that they are two females, we thought that maybe the proportion between the males and the females on the yard, that's the cause for two females being together but we realised this is not the reason. If they want to choose a male they could have done it," said Mor Porat, a zookeeper.The keepers realised that this was more than just friendship as the two female penguins displayed every sign of a couple, and a serious couple at that.Not only are they inseparable, but they jump on top of one another in what appears to be a mating ritual, even going so far as to effectively set up a family home together, despite not being able to breed."We also saw for a period of months or so, that they were acting like they are nesting, they didn't have an egg but they were acting like they were nesting," Porat said.Homosexuality is a known phenomena with animals but according to Porat it is more common among males than females, at least among those in captivity."We heard about two males, but we never heard about two females so this is something very special," she added.German broadcaster RTL reported three pairs of homosexual male penguins in Bremerhaven in 2009.