Lookout 4 – Penguin Statue

Environmental message:

You can help me by eating sustainable seafood. Choose green-listed fish from the SASSI list. (Download the SASSI app to help you make the best choices).

African penguin

Spheniscus demersus
  • I live only off the coastlines of South Africa and Namibia and nowhere else in the world.  
  • My species is in deep trouble and there are fewer and fewer of us around. You can help us by supporting the #NotOnOurWatch campaign. 
  • The black spots on my tummy and chest are unique to me – just like your fingerprints are unique to you. 
  • I eat small fish like pilchards and anchovies which I swallow whole – no chewing for me! 
  • I can dive to 130m and hold my breath for 275 seconds. 
  • You can also see me at Boulders Beach, near Simonstown, and at Stony Point, near Betty’s Bay.