The penguins are currently taking it in turns to sit on the eggs, while the other forages for food.

They are the dominant couple in Dierenpark’s enclosure of 17 penguins.

Mr Drost told RTV Utrecht: ‘Each couple in the enclosure have their own shelter but this couple has commandeered two.’

The female couple will likely build a new nest soon, with penguins breeding twice a year.