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  • This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows fossil body feathers of Inkayacu paracasensis. Some ancient penguins may have been twice as tall as today's Emperor type but they lacked the dashing tuxedo. Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru 36 million years ago _ along with fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and grey. (AP Photo/Science)

    Giant penguins with no tux? Fossil feathers say so

    Some ancient penguins may have been twice as big as today's Emperor penguin but they lacked the dashing tuxedo. Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru about 36 million years ago, and they also discovered fossilized feathers that show back then, the flightless bird was a more motley mix of reddish-brown and gray.

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