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This story in today’s Valley News headlined, “When Penguins Were Huge.”

This illustration provided by Gerald Mayr shows the sizes of an ancient giant penguin Kumimanu biceae and a human being. Researchers announced their find of fossils from approximately 55 million to 60 million years ago, in New Zealand, that put the creature at about 5 feet, 9 inches long when swimming, and 223 pounds. (Reconstruction by G. Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute)