Handmade Sweaters Protect NZ Penguins

Knitters respond to oil spill

Oct 20, 2011
Outside Magazine

A yarn shop in New Zealand has received a "deluge" of handmade sweaters from knitters across the world after asking for sweaters to protect penguins affected by an oil spill off the coast of Tauranga. Penguin sweaters are used to prevent the birds from ingesting oil through preening and also to keep them warm before and after the oil is cleaned from their feathers. The store recently post a note of its website indicating that they have received more than enough sweaters and will begin a stockpile for future use.   

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