SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --A beloved penguin that caused a sensation by wearing a wetsuit has died after decades of delighting Bay Area fans.
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Pierre lived at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
A few years ago he started losing his feathers and would hardly swim or eat.
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The academy made him a special wetsuit while his feathers grew back.
It was such a success that Pierre even had a children's book written about him.
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He died of kidney failure at age 33. Penguins in the wild live about 15 to 20 years.
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