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Ancient NZ penguin was as tall as a human – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 13th, 2017.

A fossil penguin discovered in New Zealand has been identified as a new species and it was so tall it was about the height of an adult man. Kumimanu biceae weighed in at around 100 kg and about 177 cm in height, which might have been the largest penguin to ever live. And dated to between 60-55 […]

NZ Herald: Albatross fights for survival

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

The Chatham Albatross, one of the world’s most endangered birds, is no longer quite as endangered as once it was, according to Canterbury researcher Paul Scofield. The birds’ population has stabilised over the last few decades, and it has been downgraded to ‘vulnerable’ on the latest Red List. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Counts […]

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