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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:41 PM
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Water off a penguin's back: Bald bird able to fit in after getting her own special wetsuit - w/pics
Water off a penguin's back: Bald bird able to fit in after getting her own special wetsuit
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 11:53 AM on 4th April 2011


Splashing around in the water with her bigger pals, Belle the penguin can finally enjoy a decent swim thanks to an unusual extra layer.

The balding penguin was attacked by its fellow birds for her featherless appearance, but can now finally take the plunge - thanks to a specially-made wetsuit.

The Humboldt penguin was unable to stay warm and dry and was even being picked on by its feathered friends until staff stepped in for the 10-year-old bird.


Read more: (and more pictures at)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373157/Water-p...







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From daylife.com


Angelin, an avian management officer, puts a wetsuit on a featherless Humboldt penguin at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on April 4, 2011. The 10-year-old penguin has be experiencing continued feather loss since 2010 and is being treated with customised wetsuits. The suit acts like a natural feather covering, providing warmth and insulation which also helps new feathers grow and prevents moulting.


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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:43 PM
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1. Awwww
Thank you for that!

:-)
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:45 PM
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2. It's a slimming look for her
That zebra stripe thing was NOT working for her.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:45 PM
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3. This is the kind of unconditional love it will take to save our planet.
Good thing there are people and organizations out there that care more than they need to.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:04 AM
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11. .
:thumbsup:


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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:46 PM
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4. Sad that the other birds attacked her cuz of her featherless appearance... Just like people..
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:52 PM
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5. That's because they were republicans
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:53 PM
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6. lol n/t
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:03 AM
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10. lol n/t
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:13 PM
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7. well that is just precious.
But I had a horrible thought: I wonder if Belle would pick on another penguin that lost it's feathers, too.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:14 PM
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8. Awwwwwwwwwww
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:20 PM
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9. Amazing people who do this
Bless them. Poor little guy. Awwwwwwww
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:39 AM
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12. i'm so glad there are people who will do such kind things. nt
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