A lonely penguin at an aquarium in England hopes to find a mate. Ask the profile on the dating website Plenty of Fish.
The penguin’s dating profile states that the penguin, 1-year-old, is “single” and “looking for Chicks,” because he was unable to find a mate out of the 13 other penguins they shared a home with at the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park.
“You could say I am a little young to be thinking about a mate at 1 year old, but I am keen to belong to the park’s Humboldt penguin breeding program the soonest I can be ready,” reads the profile. “Unfortunately, our cousins are having a tough time out there in the world – there is probably only 10 000 pairs of us left in the wild!”
His profile lists Spruce as less than 5-foot tall, non-smoker and with an interest in things including diving, seafood, the band Reel Big Fish and in conservation.
“By nature, I am a fan of Batman, but I still wait for the Penguin to emerge victoriously,” states his profile.
The staff at the park says that all other penguins there have either found a mate or are male.
“We hand-reared Spruce from a chick. We then reintroduced him to our penguin colony,” said his carer. Sarah Everett further told the Dorset Echo that “all adult penguins” were entering their breeding season and were busy nesting. It would be “nice” for Spruce not to spend his time alone or with his keepers.
The park nurses the hope that the dating profile would draw attention from other facilities like theirs and they would be willing to send Spruce a potential mate.
“Penguins are very affectionate by nature,” she said, “they often mate for life.” All she wants is to see Spruce settle down with the right girl. She thought it time to widen the net when fishing closer home proved fruitless.