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Penguin models wetsuit at local zoo.

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.

Courtesy of Marwell Zoo

Courtesy of Marwell Zoo

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.

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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.

By Mia.

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