An oil spill off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, has put
the lives of area penguins in jeopardy. Wildlife rescuers have asked Skeinz, a
New Zealand yarn store, for help. Their task? To knit sweaters for penguins. No
joke. Sweaters. For penguins.
The sweaters are meant to stop oil-covered penguins from
preening their feathers and thus ingesting the oil. Skeinz has put the word out
on the ‘net, and since penguins are so ah-dorable—even more so while wearing
sweaters—the mission has gone viral.
Click here to head
over to the Skeinz's website for a penguin-sized sweater pattern. And if your
fingers get tired of all the frantic knitting and purling, give ‘em a break and
gaze at this cutie:
Let Operation Save the Penguins commence!