Science Media Centre

Science Media Centre

In the News

Fossils reveal giant prehistoric NZ penguin

John Kerr posted in on February 29th, 2012.

Fossils found on the East coast of New Zealand have been used to reconstruct the skeleton of an extinct prehistoric penguin, believed to be far heavier and taller than modern penguins. The giant penguins  stood 1.3 metres tall – 30 cm taller than its nearest modern-day rival, the Emperor Penguin, of Antarctica. With its spear-like […]

Copyright 2018 Science Media Centre (New Zealand)

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy