Penguin sweater target reached


Thanks to generous contributions, the Penguin Foundation, of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, now no longer requires volunteers to knit sweaters for penguins. [that’s ‘jumpers’ in the UK, Australia, N.Z., Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, Jersey &etc.]

“Please know that we do not urgently require little penguin jumpers for rehabilitation, we have a good supply of these which we use on any rescued oiled penguins and in the event of an oil spill, these jumpers are also sent to other wildlife rescue centres if required.”

For those who might like to knit a penguin jumper for themselves on their own behalf (or for another creature of similar form and dimensions) the foundation are still providing a knitting pattern, which can be downloaded for free here.

Also see: (Improbable Research, Oct. 2013) ‘A Wetsuit for a Penguin’