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Giant pre-historic NZ penguin reconstructed at Otago

The bones of a giant penguin fossilised in a Waimate cliff have been reconstructed at the University of Otago‚Äôs Geology Department, giving researchers new insights into the prehistoric creature. The giant penguins – which scientists have dubbed Kairuku – are featured in the cover article published today in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Kairuku stood […] … learn more→