At the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT, a 14-year-old penguin named Yellow Pink molted his waterproof feathers last year. They never grew back. Without the waterproof feathers, swimming became uncomfortable for the penguin.
Fortunately, a team of veterinarians, trainers, and research staff made him a custom neoprene wetsuit out of an old aquarium diving suit. Now Yellow Pink can stay warm as as swims.
Watch a video of Yellow Pink swimming in his suit below:
For more information about Yellow Pink, visit the Mystic Aquarium website or find them on Facebook.
Learn more about African penguins on our African Penguin Facts Page.
Too bad they didn’t make it look like a little tuxedo.