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Penguin keeper Sam Mathers said that the animals are often spotted along the coastline, in the water and even on the land, and they are also seen at the base of the trees.
“They are a really shy species and the ones that we see are quite a few, so you might see a couple of a pair or two in a group,” he said.
He said that there was a small group of two to three individuals in a small area on the shore of the bay.
Mathers added that there are about 50 penguins on the island of St Lucia, which is one of the most densely populated in the world.
“There are about 3,000 of them,” he added.
“So, that’s the total population.
But they are fairly common and quite shy.”
But it’s not like they’re aggressive.”
It is not unusual for the penguins to have their eyes on a person’s face and the fact that they are so close to people can be distracting, Mather said.
He said the penguin species were usually found on land or in shallow water.”
They tend to swim on the bottom of the ocean and they’ll use their eyes to locate where the people are,” he explained.”
The eyes don’t look for people.
They just look for water.
“Mather said the biggest problem penguins faced was their habitat, which includes the beaches and riverbanks.”
We don’t know much about their natural habitats, so it’s quite difficult to predict exactly where they are, but it’s probably somewhere in the South Atlantic,” he observed.”
It’s not that the penguines aren’t looking for food, but they’re more likely to look for food on land.
“Matson said the population of penguins had declined in recent years, but this was probably because of climate change.”
This has led to fewer breeding opportunities for the species,” he remarked.
Penguins are considered an important conservation tool, with Mather noting that they help to protect the coastline and other marine areas.”
For the penguine, they’re very important.
They are very important in protecting the coastline of St Lucia, they protect the ocean,” he noted.
It was hoped that the new penguin habitat would be developed by 2022, which would help the species to survive in the wild.