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Penguin Takes the Plunge in a Wetsuit

Custom dive gear puts balding bird back in the swim
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 7:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – A wetsuit for a penguin might  sound as useful as a fur coat for a bear, but it was just the thing for an elderly penguin at San Francisco's Academy of Sciences who was losing his feathers, reports AP.  A suit designed by dive experts made it possible for Pierre, 25, to stop shivering and return to the chilly water. His penguin pals accepted his new look, and his feathers are sprouting again. (Read more penguin stories.)

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