The Sweater Penguins Have Been De-Sweatered, and Set Free

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The penguins the world lovingly clothed in sweaters to prevent them from preening toxins off their feathers following an oil spill near New Zealand are nude once again. Good Morning America aired footage of 39 of the more than 300 affected penguins being released back into the wild, now wearing microchips. Each had to pass a "check-up and six hour swim test to show they're regaining their natural water-proofing." Rest assured, the little guys naked are just as cute as they were sweatered. Maybe a little less cute, but totally adorable and worth watching nonetheless.