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New Zealand: Giant penguin bones lay in shed for years
December 11, 2014
6:46 pm
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A giant penguin that would have towered above today's largest species has been discovered in a New Zealand university's storage shed, it's been reported. ๐Ÿ˜•

The fossilised bones of the as-yet unnamed bird had remained in storage at Auckland University since 1971, until the advent of 3D printing helped experts confirm that it was "almost certainly" a new type of giant penguin, Radio New Zealand International reports. The new technology meant that Dr Daniel Thomas was able to scan the bones to an American palaeontologist, and they were able to determine the bird would have stood at least 30cm taller than an emperor penguin, and taller than the extinct Kairuku penguin, whose remains were identified in 2012. "I imagine an emperor would have run away scared," Dr Thomas said, pointing out that he was still unsure if the 4ft 3in (1.3m) specimen was a juvenile or an adult ๐Ÿ™„

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December 11, 2014
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Wow! SWRanger where have you been? Glad to see you drop in, too many of the old timers have not been around in a while, hope we could get everyone back and posting. Guess Facebook has taken so many away. ๐Ÿ™

December 12, 2014
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Been very busy as of late and you're right been too busy on FACEBOOK......Need to come home to family !

Can you imagine what use a Giant Penguin can be ? Useful for waddling through the snow and ice to fetch the Morning Paper and Mail and chase after annoying Door to Door people like Mormon Missionaries and Jehovah's Witnesses

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