In 2001, 438 Little Penguins were affected by a major oil spill near Phillip Island (Millowl). Fortunately, 96% were successfully saved with the help of custom-knitted penguin jumpers and then rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
Our sincere thanks to the highly skilled knitters and crafting groups from all over the world. The Penguin Foundation has been overwhelmed by the generosity, interest and support of our program to rehabilitate Little Penguins in the event of an oil spill. The program is now closed as we have received many thousands of Penguin jumpers and have plenty to rely on now and into the future. If you wish to support the Little Penguin colony on Phillip Island (Millowl), you may like to Adopt a Penguin or make a donation via the website. Thank you once again to every single knitter who has supported this initiative.