Once Upon a Time, Giant Penguins Roamed the Earth

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Once again, scientists have dug into the past and discovered a fantastical new creature:


Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru about 36 million years ago, and they also discovered fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and gray.

Does this mean there is hope for pocket-size elephants and cuddly herbivorous black bears?

Giant penguins with no tux? Fossil feathers say so [AP]