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Prehistoric Monster Penguins: Awesome, Terrifying, or Both?

by Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics

Scientists have discovered fossil evidence of a giant penguin (Crossvallia waiparensis) in New Zealand. The “monster penguin,” as the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch affectionately calls it, was the size of a human, standing at 5’3″ and weighing a mighty 176 pounds. (For comparison, today’s largest penguin species is the Emperor, who stands around 4 feet tall.)

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