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Human-sized penguins once waddled the Earth

Chase Purdy
Human-sized penguins once waddled the Earth

They found evidence of one in New Zealand, a 60-million-year-old fossil encased in an ultra-hard sedimentary rock. Scientists estimate the bird weighed about 220 lbs (100 kg) and stood just shy of 6 feet (1.77 meters)—pretty hefty for a penguin. It’s not very often researchers find the remains of humongous penguins from before the Paleocene…