Extinct Mega-Penguin Was As Tall As a Person

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the penguin that tipped the scales at 250 pounds and stood taller than a person: the colossus penguin.

Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche of the La Plata Museum in Argentina told New Scientist that her team has unearthed fossils of the new species, dubbed Palaeeudyptes klekowskii, and determined that it was the largest species of penguin to ever walk the Earth. Acosta Hospitaleche and her team discovered the fossils — a wing and anklebone — on Seymour Island, off the

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