Largest penguin ever discovered weighed a whopping 340 pounds, fossils reveal

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Scientists have uncovered the fossilised remains of the largest ever known penguin on Earth: a whopping 340-pound behemoth that glided through the oceans of New Zealand more than 50 million years ago! This new species, Kumimanu fordycei, was found alongside eight other specimens and was estimated to be three times the size of the average 20-year-old man! New Zealand’s unique environmental conditions likely played a key role in the emergence and success of giant penguins, though what caused their extinction is still an unresolved question. Read full article here

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