Gary Gonzales
Gary Gonzales voted up echooos echooos' answer

That's the knit for nature program, in the event of an oil spill the penguins are caught and cleaned, the sweater stop the Penguins from ingesting any oils when they preen themselves, the sweaters are removed before they are released back into the wild.

Gary Gonzales
Gary Gonzales voted up HappyTwo BeHereTwo's answer

I HAD to look that up!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/australias-oldest-man-sweaters-penguins-oil_n_6660962.html

In the event of an oil spill near Phillip Island's 32,000 little penguins, wildlife clinic workers put oil-covered birds in … Read more