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  Woollies flood in for Ozzie penguins
Updated 18 January 2002, 19.28
Thousands of penguin jumpers have been sent in!
Thousands of penguin jumpers have been sent in!

Special jumpers to help oil-slicked penguins are flooding into the offices of conservationists in Tasmania, Australia.

Map of Tasmania

The woolly clothing keeps penguins who have been covered by slicks warm and stops them swallowing oil as they try to clean it off their feathers.

World-wide woollies

The Tasmanian Conservation Trust - who asked people to knit away to help the poor creatures - have now received more than 3,000 of the funny garments from all over the world!

Oil-slicked penguin

They have so many, they are sending them out to other charities in the rest of Australia who are helping penguins recover.

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And now they hope their new campaign will be just as successful.

They're raising money to build an underpass so the waddling penguins don't get run over when crossing the busy road.

They have to raise almost 36,000 ($100,000) by 30 June, 2002..

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