Litte Penguin Jumpers
April 1, 2015
The Cedarfield Knitter Group is currently participating in Nature Abounds™ Knitters for Nature’s Critters™ program, by knitting jumpers for Little Penguins (also known as Little Blue or Blue Penguins). The Little Penguins are the first animal recipient through this program, in which the goals are:
To help the Little Blue Penguins themselves in their time of need and support those that help the penguins.
To raise awareness of oil spills which happen all over the world regularly.
To raise awareness of how wildlife species and their eco-systems are affected by oil spills.
Little Penguins are the smallest of their species and often die of oil exposure, or hypothermia before making it to shore after a spill. The Little Penguin jumpers are used to keep them warm until they are strong enough to be cleaned. They also prevent them from ingesting oil as the try to preen their feathers in their oil-soaked state. Cedarfield knitters have completed 10 Little Penguin jumpers and continue to knit more.
For more information on Nature Abounds™ or how you can volunteer, please click here to visit their website.