Spruce is quite the eligible bachelor. He’s a professional swimmer with an athletic body, and he wants children. Sounds like a real catch — especially if you’re a female penguin looking to settle down with the right feathered fellow.
The Humboldt penguin lives at the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park in the UK. Spruce lives in a colony with 13 other penguins, but they’re either already coupled up or males in the same boat as Spruce. So Spruce’s keepers are helping him look for love through an online profile on dating site Plenty of Fish. While just one year old, he’s ready to jump into the nature park’s breeding program. These penguins typically pair up for life.
“Plenty of Fish has been really useful as a means of putting information about Spruce online so I can share the link on social media and send it to other penguin carers around the world,” penguin keeper Sarah Everett told the Dorset Echo.