News of oil spills wreaking havoc on wildlife is enough to make people throw their fists in the air and question their faith in humanity—but they’d be glad to hear about one centenarian from Down Under.  Alfred Date, 109, has been knitting sweaters and scarves for friends and family for 80 years. Last year, he began making sweaters for some new clients: penguins affected by oil spills in Australia.  The Penguin Foundation put out a plea for sweaters to be used for oiled penguins being treated at the wildlife clinic of Phillip Island Nature Parks. About 32,000 of the birds live on Phillip Island, where oil spills are not uncommon. 

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