Strange Science: Giant Penguins

A paleontologist in New Zealand has found fossilized penguin bones that indicate the existence of a penguin as tall as a human.

Crossvallia waiparensis is the name given to this newly discovered species, which features leg bones that indicate this penguin’s feet were more involved in swimming than those of modern penguins.

Scientists also believe that this penguin species shows connections between New Zealand and Antarctica. You can read the summary here or the scientific article here.

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