A penguin at Marwell Zoological Park has started wearing a specially made wetsuit to keep him warm. Unfortunately, the penguin named Ralph, lost all his feathers as a chick and now needs to wear a wetsuit in place of his feathers.
Usually penguins lose and regrow their feathers annually. However, Ralph needs a wetsuit to protect him from the sun and to keep him warm in the evenings.
Visitors to Marwell can see Ralph modelling his wetsuit and may soon see him wearing a snorkel and mask, because the zoo hope Ralph can become the country’s first scuber diving penguin.