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 Post subject: R.I.P. Ralph.
 Post Posted: 03 Feb 2018 17:29 
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I read today of the sad passing of Ralph, the feather-less Humboldt penguin who lived in Marwell Zoo. He made the news a few years ago because staff had fashioned a suit for him from the leg of an adult wetsuit in order to protect him from sunburn. In 2013 the Californian surfing brand O'Neill made him a custom-designed wetsuit, bless!

Eight months ago Ralph was diagnosed with arthritis, medicine failed to give him enough relief so the difficult decision was made to send him to the great Arctic in the sky.

R.I.P. Ralph, I hope you are now pain-free, feathered and a happy bird. DD


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Ralph.
 Post Posted: 03 Feb 2018 19:41 
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Oh poor Ralph! Perhaps he'll meet up with Nigel No-Mates, the gannet who died recently snuggled up to the stone decoy gannet, the only gannet who liked his company.

On a happier note, there areethe two male penguins who fell in love and were desperate for an egg to hatch together. Finally, they were given one and did a great job of caring for both the egg and subsequent little penguin. Aaah :D

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Ralph.
 Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 08:22 
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Oh how sad :(

Poor boy....

Thanks Stickywicket for cheering me up there :) hcold


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