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Shandeh
12-20-2006, 04:02 AM
Have you guys seen this before? 8)
penguin sweaters (http://mfrost.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/rel_penguins_04151.jpg)

Apparently, the sweaters help rehabilitate penguins caught in oil spills by keeping them warm and prevent oil ingestion. The sweaters are said to improve the survival rate to about 98%.

five_six
12-20-2006, 04:33 AM
that's cool... will have to do some research to see where you send them off too once they are made. Good idea for all the scraps.

Cheers

Stiney
12-20-2006, 10:57 AM
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

*DIES OF CUTENESS*

Kaydee
12-20-2006, 03:45 PM
:teehee: That is so cute...it would make a good charity knitting project.

Julie
12-20-2006, 04:09 PM
So stinkin' cute! Someone posted that here last winter I believe...

The Penguin Jumpers Project has now finished. Over 15,000 jumpers were collected, which will be stored in Oil Spill Response Kits around Tasmania. In the case of a major oil spill, these jumpers will be used to help rehabilitate Little penguins (Eudyptula minor) that have been oil affected. Oil clogs the feathers of these tiny seagoing birds, and reduces their insulating and waterproofing qualities. Even worse, the penguins attempt to clean themselves by preening, and rapidly become poisoned.

We are now concentrating on the problem of penguins and cars...

More info here: http://www.tct.org.au/jumper.htm#Tasmanian

Andrea
12-20-2006, 04:12 PM
OMG that is SOOOOOOO cute!!

I want one to play with in my house :pout:

Stiney
12-20-2006, 04:19 PM
Me too. :pout:

There's this family in Japan that has a pet penguin. And they put a little penguin backpack on it and it goes down to the fish market and the fish market people take the money out of the backpack and put fish in it, and then they give the penguin fishies to eat, and then the penguin goes back to his family. I saw it on the teevee. SO CUTE. :heart: :heart: :heart:

mks22300
12-20-2006, 07:52 PM
Awww! :heart: