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Wetsuit Penguin Starts the Year with New Feathers at SeaWorld

SeaWorld Wet Suit Penquin

This is such an amazing SeaWorld Cares story!!

Wonder Twin, the female penguin who received a custom wetsuit as part of her specialized care at SeaWorld Orlando, has started 2017 with a fresh coat of feathers.

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Wonder Twin’s story captured a great deal of attention when SeaWorld Orlando’s guests began to see her in the Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin habitat 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. The wetsuit, created by SeaWorld’s Aviculture and Entertainment Wardrobe teams, was designed to mimic her natural coat of feathers so she could regulate her body temperature.

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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. This story is just one among many of animals that benefit daily from SeaWorld’s dedicated care and veterinary teams. At SeaWorld, they do Work that Matters.

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