Knitters Stitch PJs to Save Oiled Penguins

Knitters Stitch PJs to Save Oiled Penguins

by -

Little Blue Penguin - Photo by Fir0002-Flagstaffotos GNU licenseA “yarn club” of devoted knitters have stepped up to help some of the smallest of New Zealand natives affected by the oil spill off the Tauranga coast.

The bird death toll from the environmental disaster includes many little blue penguins who, after trying to preen their feathers clean, became even more ill.

The care package of tiny penguin pajamas will allow rescuers on the scene to take the pure wool jumpers and cover the penguins to preserve their feathers until they can be washed clean.

These photos in Jezebel are adorable!

(READ the story in the New Zealand Herald)

Thanks to Katherine Anderson for submitting the link! – Photo by Fir0002-Flagstaffotos GNU license