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Germans knit 40,000 jumpers for Phillip Island's penguins
After hearing an appeal for Phillip Island’s penguins to have jumpers knitted for them to protect them in the event of an oil spill, a group of German volunteers have knitted over 40,000 little penguin jumpers.
Speaking with Justin Smith, Angela Szeitzli, spokesperson for the Penguin Foundation in Phillip Island said more than 40,000 were currently sitting at Melbourne’s docks and were expected to arrive at Phillip Island in the new year.
40,000 jumpers for Phillip Island's penguins. (Photo: Penguin Foundation)
Ms Szeitzli said Angelica, a volunteer from Hamburg, coordinated the mass effort after hearing the jumpers were needed.
"Before she knew it, within two or three months, she had more than 40,000 jumpers to send us," she said.
Ms Szeitzli said the jumpers would stop the penguins from ingesting toxic oil and contaminants. She said since the penguins were very close to a shipping channel, it made them susceptible to being poisoned in oil spills.
"The last major oil spill we had here, we rescued 430 little penguins are were able to release 95 per cent of those back into the wild after we'd washed them and given them time to preen themselves and become waterproof again."
"They're quite vulnerable and we're sure we're going to use all of those jumpers."
Visit www.penguinfoundation.org.au for more information.
LISTEN: Angela Szeitzli, spokesperson for the Penguin Foundation in Phillip Island with Justin Smith:
Looks as though there may be some for the penguins that barrack for Collingwood.David T. Tuesday 25 December, 2012 - 9:57 AM
Who're the greater idiots, the dorks who said this or the dorks who made the attire?Eddy Tuesday 25 December, 2012 - 9:15 AM
Do they not realize that penguins are going to overheat?
Well meaning people but it could be harmful to the penguin.Peggy Monday 24 December, 2012 - 3:57 PM
Wow will our penguins be wearing these jumpers or were these peoples time wasted??cutiepie Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 7:41 PM