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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Skipper and Ping, The Gay Penguins Have Adopted An Abandoned Egg In Berlin Zoo!

It's an exciting time for Skipper and Ping, two male Emperor penguins who live at the Berlin zoo. They have been longing for an egg of their own and now, they finally have one. This is by no means the only gay penguin - or animal - couple in the world, but that doesn't make their story any less special. Here it is. 

the gay penguin dads with their own foster egg
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Top 10 Penguin GIFs

Penguins are the most socially awkward and cute animals there are. Check out that waddle! Here are the best 10 penguin GIFs to remind you how awesome penguins are.

penguins waddling in a line on the snow
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There's a Famous Penguin Knight in Norway Who Was Just Promoted to Brigadier General

From the Edinburgh Zoo's FB page: "On Monday morning, 22 August, His Majesty the King of Norway's Guard paid a very special visit to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to bestow a unique honour upon our resident king penguin Sir Nils Olav III. Already a knight, the most famous king penguin in the world was given the new title of 'Brigadier Sir Nils Olav'." Congrats, Nils!

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