Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Poor Pierre

This 25 yr old penguin, named Pierre, started balding (losing his feathers), and he was too cold to join his penguin friends in the water at the California Academy of Sciences penguin tank. So biologists and staff members of Oceanic Worldwide, a supplier of dive gear, teamed together to make Pierre a wetsuit out of the same material used in human diving wetsuits. Pierre can now swim with his friends and has already started gaining weight and growing back some feathers. Yay!

Read the full article here on msnbc.msn.com.

Image © California Academy of Sciences 2008

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