Humboldt penguin photo credit Dori

Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt penguins live in South America, mostly in coastal Peru. It is considered a vulnerable species

with 32,000 individuals and is going down. It is found only on the pacific coast, and overlaps its close relative the Magellanic species, along the centre of the Chilean coast. It is considered vagrant along the Ecuador and Columbia coast.

Tourism of this species has grown in the last few decades and is now important for people who share land with them.

There are a variety of moves and special dance moves that have to be undertaken, in order to initiate courtship.

The penguin is a top predator in the area, they were protected back in 1977 and are still listed on CITES appendix 1, and is considered vulnerable to extinction. Many of their breeding beaches are hard for them to reach, guaranteeing that it will also be hard for predators to reach them.

There are a variety of places where it is protected, but they are very sensitive to human presence. As such, one must use ethical tourism connections in order to make sure that your visit helps and not hinders their future survival in the area.

Below here we will include a video of this species, and below that, a list of any articles on the subject (there may not be many, but they will be added to in time, we are also eager to publish news from people in the field, we have places to let us know your news, by becoming a member).

Below both of these, we will add any links which can help people see these species in the wild. Get in touch, click on “list your wild place” on the home page, or click here. Our page builder, is simple and quick to use. 

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