OREANDA-NEWS In New Zealand, scientists have found the remains of an ancient penguin, whose growth was about human. The size of these birds reached 160 centimeter, and weight - 80 kilos. 

Scientists called their find a penguin-monster. This extinct bird lived on the planet in the Paleocene era about 66-56 million years ago. This individual belongs to the species Crossvallia waiparensis. It is almost 40 centimeter taller than the largest modern penguin - the emperor, whose average growth is 120 centimeter. 

Researchers have suggested that these flightless birds acquired such impressive size after the extinction of large marine reptiles. 

The found specimen added to the collection of the extinct giant New Zealand fauna, which already included huge parrots, eagles, bats and a giant bird that does not have wings - moa.