SeaWorld Creates One-of-a-Kind Wetsuit for a Penguin

Guests visiting Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando can see one penguin that does not quite look like the others. She’s wearing a wetsuit!
The female Adelie penguin recently experienced feather-loss, which can happen to penguins in their natural habitats. As a result of her feather-loss, the bird had a hard time regulating her body temperature. SeaWorld’s aviculture team set out to assist her and created a special wetsuit to mimic her former coat of feathers.

The coat was designed and sewn by SeaWorld’s wardrobe department and custom fit just for her.  

While wearing her wetsuit the penguin swims, sleeps and eats alongside her fellow penguins. This is just another extraordinary example of how SeaWorld Orlando cares for the marine animals at the park.

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  1. I love her! You're beautiful, Adelie!

  2. What is causing the bird to loose all it feathers? Making it dress like a cartoon character and be subjected to endless camera flashes will surly help this stressed out bird.

    They need to invent a killer whale proof wetsuit to protect their workers

  3. The California Academy of Sciences did the same thing several years ago for one of their penguins, and I think they have a children's book on the subject.