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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Giant Penguins in Peru


It seems that penguins haven't always been as small as they are currently. Most modern penguin species top out at around 2 feet, but scientists in Peru have found penguin fossils that were much larger. 4.5 feet tall to be exact. That makes them almost human sized. Pretty amazing, considering that up until this find, scientists had never considered that they could get that big. Imagine some "happy feet" that are nearly as big as you!

Via national Geographic: Giant Penguins Once Roamed Peru Desert, Fossils Show

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