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Penguins Find A Way

May 23, 2001, 00:01 (5 Talkback[s])

Dean Pannell (a.k.a. dinotrac) writes:

Yeah, yeah. It ain't Linux. But it is penguins, and it is thousands of volunteers persevering in the face of terrible danger. It's also too cute for words.

The picture shows a couple of penguin mannequins that have been outfitted with examples of knit jerseys made by volunteer knitters to protect Australian fairy penguins from the effects of ingesting oil from an oil spill.

Those penguins. Just can't kill 'em.

From the BBC report:

"A consignment of emergency woolly jumpers have been sent to the Australian island of Tasmania to help protect a colony of penguins from oil spills.

Hundreds of volunteers started knitting when a conservation group warned that Australia's population of fairy penguins - also known as little blue penguins - was under threat."

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The BBC's story