Now that's one giant penguin: Fossilized bones of 340-pound 'monster bird' discovered in New Zealand
The largest known penguin to ever waddle the Earth was a 340-pound behemoth—more than three times the size of the largest penguins alive today. The massive, flightless seabird swam in the oceans around New Zealand more than 50 million years ago, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Paleontology.
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Fossils paint the picture of gorilla-sized penguins that once roamed New Zealand
Paleontologists have identified 50 million-year-old fossil bones found on a New Zealand beach as the remains of a super-sized early penguin species. These waddling water birds would have likely been about a metre and a half tall and weighed in at 150 kilograms.
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