A Mystic Aquarium penguin by the name of Yellow-Pink got fitted with a wetsuit this week so he could swim.
An African penguin’s feathers normally protect the penguin from getting cold. The penguins shed and grow all new feathers each year over a two-week period.
But 14-year-old Yellow-Pink lost his feathers without getting new ones in the normal two-week period. The Mystic Aquarium’s penguin trainers, veterinarians and research scientists designed a neoprene wetsuit for Yellow-Pink to wear until he grows new feathers.