SeaWorld’s “Wetsuit Penguin” Gets New Coat of Feathers

"Wonder Twin," the female penguin who received a custom wetsuit as a part of her specialized care at SeaWorld Orlando, has started 2017 with a fresh coat of feathers.
Wonder Twin’s story captured a great deal of attention when guests of the park began to see her inside Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin wearing the wetsuit. The 26-year-old Adelie penguin had experienced feather-loss, which can happen to penguins in their natural habitats and wild populations (click here to learn more about her story). 

The following photos show the original swimsuit that Wonder Twin used to wear:


The new wetsuit, created by SeaWorld’s aviculture and wardrobe teams, was designed to mimic her natural coat of feathers so she could regulate her body temperature. Here you are photos of this new wetsuit:


With the help of her wetsuit and continued care from SeaWorld's team, Wonder Twin has successfully regrown a new coat of feathers and no longer needs to wear her wetsuit. Her amazing transformation story is just one among the many animals who benefit daily from SeaWorld’s dedicated care and veterinary teams.

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