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Bald penguin gets sunburn wetsuit


A bald penguin who lost all of his feathers has been given a wetsuit to wear, to protect him from sunburn.

Ralph, a nine-year-old Humboldt penguin, has sensitive pink skin after he lost all of his feathers in one day while moulting, instead of in the usual four to six weeks.

His keepers at the Marwell Wildlife Park in Hampshire cut up a staff member's wetsuit to give him extra protection from the sun.

Bill Hall from Marwell Wildlife Park describes how Ralph's customised wetsuit was made.


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