Ever since the latest trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been dropped, the Porgs have caught the fan’s attention. In fact, ever since this creature was introduced, viewers were already intrigued to know what kind of species they are.

Some say that they are cute little penguins, while others warn that people shouldn’t be deceived with their cuteness. Fortunately, people behind the much-awaited movie talked about what they really are.

Johnson, Boyega reveal the animal’s real identity

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, John Boyega, who plays the role of Finn, talked about the real origin of Porgs.

"They're so cute. They're rodents, but they're great," he said. On the other hand, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson said that they are actually seabirds as posted on his Twitter page. He even described that these cuddly animals also differ in size and color. Males are larger than females, and they, too, are “inquisitive” and has the ability to fly for short distances.

In another tweet, the 43-year-old filmmaker said that a group of Porgs is called “murder.” And a baby Porg is called Porglets.

Hidalgo explains what these creatures are

Porgs were first introduced in July.

In an interview with StarWars.com, LucasFilm executive Pablo Hidalgo talked about these cute little monsters – where they came from, their behavior, and more.

Porgs live on Ahch-To, the same planet where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is hiding and Rey (Daisy Ridley) will be having her training.

They can be seen nestling around the cliffs. They, too, can be likened to the ‘Star Wars’ version of puffins. Just like a real bird, they can build their own nests and fly.

Hidalgo continued to say that this kind of living thing is not used to interact with a stranger coming on their island. But, they are easily curious and will definitely approach anyone and anything that will come their way.

As Ahch-To only have visitors in rare occasions, their curiosity will take away the shyness they might have.

The beasts connection to ‘Star Wars’

As early as April of this year, Making Star Wars already teased the real deal about Porgs.

Its editor-in-chief Jason Ward gathered all the information about this creature from his “behind-the-scenes sources.” They are said to be part of the ecosystem and are considered as sacred animals. There are also claims that they have a connection with the Force. In fact, Luke Skywalker loves them.