An appeal's gone out for towels for the penguins at Yarmouth's Sea Life Centre.
Staff at the centre have to do a lot of cleaning up after the resident Humboldt penguins - but for hygiene reasons no towel is used more than once.
“They quickly get sodden, soiled and smelly and have to be disposed of,” said Penguin keeper Hannah Sparkes, ”and we’re down to our last bundle.
“If anyone’s got any old towels they were planning to throw out, we’d be very grateful if they could drop them off here instead.
“It doesn’t matter if they’re a bit threadbare or even a bit grubby, because if they’re not they soon will be.”
The Centre has a colony of 11 Humboldt penguins and also occasionally rescues seals, with which a ready supply of towels is equally crucial.