This image shows the size of the ancient giant penguin Kumimanu biceae. (Gerald Mayr)

This image shows the size of the ancient giant penguin Kumimanu biceae. (Gerald Mayr)

Penguins, as tall as people, lived millions of years ago

K. biceae was dated to 55 million to 59 million years ago, which puts it in the Paleocene epoch.

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