Little penguins suffering from the results of an oil leak in New Zealand are warming up with the help of Swedish knitters. Photo: Scanpix Montage: Sveriges Radio
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Wooly jumpers for penguins

Hundreds of injured penguins are suffering from the cold - and Swedes are planning to help out by knitting them tiny jumpers.

A youth centre Lyan, in Östergötland, is answering a call from New Zealand to help over 1,000 dwarf penguins, that have been hit by an oil leak earlier this year. The penguin's natural layer of fat, that normally protects them from the cold, was destroyed, and now a wool shop in New Zealand is hoping that people around the world will help to warm up the tiny seabirds by knitting them some warm clothes.

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