A Fife aquarium is hoping for an egg-stra special Easter delivery.
Two eggs laid by members of a threatened species of penguin are close to hatching.
Staff at St Andrews Aquarium hope their Humboldt penguins will become parents during the school holidays.
In their native South America, Humboldt penguin numbers are in decline due to over fishing, habitat destruction and climate change.
The waddle of penguins in St Andrews have settled in to new surroundings in Penguins Cove, a refurbished area of the aquarium, and it is the first time they have incubated their own eggs.
John Mace, aquarium managing director, said: “Everybody here at St Andrew’s Aquarium has their fingers crossed that we’ll be welcoming some new additions into Penguins Cove within the next couple of weeks.
“Whilst everybody is enjoying their chocolate eggs, we’ll be sure to be keeping a close eye on our special Easter delivery.”