Penguins are amazing creatures that can leap out of the ocean with amazing speed and endure winter cold like no other. We may think of them like small, waddling birds, but these flightless animals used to be larger… much larger.
In this PBS Eons episode, paleontologist Kallie Moore dives into the biological history of penguins on the planet. How did these birds become excellent swimmers? Why can’t they fly anymore?
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