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megimoo
08-14-2009, 09:55 PM
When Ralph the penguin lost his feathers it looked like he wouldn't be able to swim with his friends at Marwell Wildlife - until he was fitted for a mini wetsuit to stop him getting sunburn.


Unlike all his fellow Humboldt penguins, who lose their old feathers over a few weeks to make way for a fresh set, Ralph's fell out in just one day.

And with nothing to protect him from the weather he was at risk of severe sun burn.

He faced spending a depressing three weeks indoors, away from his group and his young chicks.

But keepers took pity on him and fashioned his own wetsuit from the leg of a suit which was donated by a member of staff's husband.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6020875/Bald-penguin-given-wetsuit-to-prevent-sunburn.html

PoliCon
08-14-2009, 09:56 PM
what? no pictures???:rolleyes:

Rockntractor
08-14-2009, 10:21 PM
what? no pictures???:rolleyes:

How about one of you in a tux!

PoliCon
08-14-2009, 11:11 PM
How about one of you in a tux!

how about one of you in a tutu! :p

Rockntractor
08-14-2009, 11:32 PM
how about one of you in a tutu! :p

Do I have to shave my legs?