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Ancient giant penguin could have looked us in the eye

The ancient giant Kumimanu biceae would have been the size of a human diver

Scientists have discovered that the waters off New Zealand were once the home of a penguin so large it could look a full-grown human in the eye. The 60 million year old remains of the giant flightless bird were examined by a team led by Gerald Mayr at Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, who concludes that the species was one of the largest penguins ever found, standing 1.77 m (70 in) and weighing over 100 kg (220 lb).

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Category: Biology

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  • New Zealand
  • Paleontology
  • Penguins
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