Penguins Rescued From Oil Spills in Need of Knitted Sweaters

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The Penguin Foundation has put out a plea to knitters around the world. Penguins rescued from oil spills need sweaters to wear as a source of warmth and a method of stopping them from trying to clean off the toxic oil with their beaks.

Penguins Freed After Rescue From NZ Oil Spill


The Penguin Foundation's need gained worldwide attention recently after penguins were rescued from an oil spill in New Zealand. The organization is based on Phillip Island, off the coast of southern Australia, where a large penguin colony lives.


A big help in the organization's efforts, the sweaters are worn by penguins for the entirety of their recovery period since the oil is very damaging to the penguins' feathers. The animals are washed with water and soap multiple times to remove the oil, but their natural oils are also removed in the process.

The loss of natural oils limits the penguins' ability to keep themselves warm, making the sweaters necessary to have on at all times. The sweaters also prevent the penguins from cleaning off the oil themselves and ingesting the toxic substance.

The Penguin Foundation has information available on their website about how to knit the sweaters and where to send them once complete. The option of sponsoring a penguin through monetary donations is also available.

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JonathanPierce

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I have bought most of my clothes from there. Greetings!

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