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An illustration comparing the giant penguin to an average person. Kumimanu biceae weighed about 220 pounds and was a bit shorter than 6 feet in height. It swam around off the coast of New Zealand between 55 and 60 million years ago. Gerald Mayr hide caption

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Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand

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Penguins of Madagascar follows a spy team of penguins, who first appeared in the film series Madagascar, as they work to stymie an evil octopus' plan to take over the world. DreamWorks Animation hide caption

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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

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One of these penguins is not like the others — the chick in front is really a rover, designed by filmmakers and used by scientists to gather data. Huddle/John Downer Productions/BBC hide caption

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WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists

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