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Giant Prehistoric Penguin of the Day

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Scientists have reconstructed the first full skeleton of a giant prehistoric penguin called a Kairuku, which lived in New Zealand 26 million years ago.

The fully-assembled fossil skeleton reveals a bird about 4 feet, 2 inches tall, with long wings and a narrow, pointed bill, according to a paper authored by researchers from North Carolina State University and New Zealand's University of Otago.

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