Giant ancient penguins

“Giant ancient penguins” – what a phrase. Anyway, here is an article about some penguins that lived in Peru 30 million years ago.

  • They stood 1.5 meters (4.5 feet) tall
  • They had huge beaks and are suspected to have used spear-fishing techniques
  • The fossils were found near a Peruvian desert so dry that they think some parts haven’t seen rain in 40 million years!

Here is an artist’s impression showing the size of the penguin relative to a modern penguin.