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Happy World Penguin Day

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Here is a heart-warming image for World Penguin Day.  Australia’s oldest man, 109 year-old Alfred Date, knitted a series of heavy but tiny sweaters for one of Australia’s cutest residents: the Little Blue Penguin.  Oil-slicked penguins had arrived at shore in need of the sweater to keep the, warm and stop them from ingesting oil while trying to preen their feathers. Many people would love to knit sweaters for penguins, but as a matter of fact so many were created that the center has stopped accepting them. Alfred has re-directed his tiny-sweater making skills to help human infants.

Read the full story by Jenni Ryall here.

Written by Dan Ksepka

April 25, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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