If you’ve resorted to dating websites to find love, you’re not alone. An unlucky-in-love penguin has, too, created a profile on the dating website Plenty of Fish to find a mate for life.
Spruce, a 1-year-old Humboldt penguin, has been unable to find a mate among the 13 other penguins at his home in the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, UPI reports. Park staff say that the other penguins in Spruce’s group are either male or coupled up. So they created a profile for him, hoping to draw attention from other penguin care facilities who might be willing to send a lady for Spruce.
If you’re wondering about Spruce’s interests and hobbies, he is a “Single Penguin looking for Chicks,” a non-smoker, and loves seafood, diving, conservation, and the bands Reel Big Fish and Hootie and the Blowfish. He doesn’t want pets, doesn’t drink or do drugs, and is very ambitious.
“At 1 year old you could say I’m a little young to be thinking about getting a mate, but I’m keen to be part of our park’s Humboldt penguin breeding program as soon as I’m ready,” Spruce says in the profile. “Unfortunately, our cousins in the wild are having a tough time out there — there may be as few as 10,000 pairs of us left in the wild!”
He may be young, but he knows what wants. He’s looking for someone who gets him — is that too much to ask? If there are any lady penguin comic book fans out there, we’ve got the right guy. His profile says, “Naturally, I’m a Batman fan, but I’m still waiting for The Penguin to come out on top.”
“Our team hand reared Spruce from a chick and we successfully reintroduced him into our penguin colony,” his carer Sarah Everett told the Dorset Echo. “All the adult penguins are now entering their breeding season and are busy making nests. It would be nice for Spruce to have another single penguin to spend his time with, rather than his keepers.”
Isn’t that what we all want in this life? Another single penguin to spend our time with?
“Penguins are very affectionate birds by nature and often mate for life,” Everett said. “I really want to see Spruce settle down with the right girl and after searches for potential mates at other Sea Life centres proved fruitless I thought it was time to look further afield.”
So, ladies, don’t pass up on the opportunity to meet our boy Spruce. He’ll make a great provider, bringing you all the best fish you can ever want. And he’s a big music fan. What can be better than that?
Hit him up.