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Human-sized penguin lived in New Zealand
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New Zealand https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49340715 Penguin

The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand.

The fossilised bones are of an animal thought to have been about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall, weighing up to 80kg (176lb).

It lived in the Paleocene Epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago.

The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, adds to the list of now-extinct gigantic New Zealand fauna. Parrots, eagles, burrowing bats and the moa, a 3.6m-tall bird, also feature.

"This is one of the largest penguin species ever found," Paul Scofield, the museum's senior curator, told the BBC. It was specific to the waters of the Southern Hemisphere, he added.



Wow :O . I wonder what this beast would have looked like? I suspect it would've been quite different from modern penguins!

(Also, I wonder whether this is related to the parrot discovery from last week?)
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Penguin’s being bigger than humans is actually amazing to me lol. Seems like every animal that aren’t big in modern times were huge millions of years ago, still interesting.
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So it’s larger than Kairuku, Icadyptes and Anthropornis...
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