Ancient Penguins Were Size of Humans


Penguins today may be adorable, but they may have been terrifying 60  million years ago. In a scientific paper released Tuesday in the journal  Nature Communications, it was revealed that ancient penguins  were as big as a grown man. 

According to the Associated Press, the newly  discovered fossils from New Zealand show that 56 to 60 million years  ago this penguin measured nearly 5 feet 10 inches and weighed in at 223  pounds. Or to put it another way, it was roughly the size of Pittsburgh  Penguin hockey player Sidney Crosby.

Source:  AP