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How do penguin jumpers help penguins?
Rescue: When oiled penguins are admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at Phillip Island Nature Parks, a knitted jumper is temporarily placed on the penguins to prevent them from preening and swallowing the toxic oil before they are washed and the oil removed by staff. 438 little penguins were affected by the last major oil spill near Phillip Island in 2001. 96% were successfully saved and rehabilitated at the Wildlife Clinic and released back into the wild. Read more about the benefits of using penguin jumpers when rehabilitating oiled little penguins here.
Fundraising: Unsuitable or excess donated penguin jumpers are sold on penguin toys to raise funds for the Penguin Foundation.
Education & Awareness: Unsuitable or excess donated penguin jumpers are used in our marine conservation education and awareness programs to teach others about the devastating effects marine pollution has on wildlife and our environment.
Do the little penguins need more penguin jumpers?
We are pleased that a large percentage of the penguin jumpers recently sent in have been suitable for rehabilitation purposes, and we, therefore, have ample supply for future oil spills, should one occur. Please send in any completed penguin jumpers, but please do not start anymore for the time being.
Where do I post my penguin jumpers?
Our postage address is as follows.
Penguin Foundation PO Box 97 Cowes, Victoria 3922 Australia
Is my donation tax deductible?
The Penguin Foundation holds a Deductible Gift Recipient status and all contributions are fully tax deductible.
Is my adoption tax deductible?
The Penguin Foundation holds a Deductible Gift Recipient status and all contributions are fully tax-deductible.
How do I gift an adoption?
Simply select the species you would like to adopt and make sure to tick the 'is this a gift?' option. If you would like your gift to be sent to your gift recipient, please tick that option in the form, otherwise, the gift will be sent to your postal address.