Palaeontologist Rodolfo Salas shows the feathers of a giant fossilized penguin at Peru's Natural History Museum in Lima October 5, 2010. The preserved feathers and scales of the giant fossilized penguin, discovered on Peru's central coast and dated by paleontologists to 36 million years ago, provide a glimpse of Peru's Eocene period and how the species evolved to its modern state, paleontologists say. The ancient version of the marine bird was about 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall and weighed almost 60 kg (132 lb), dwarfing today's Empire Penguin, the largest of the modern-day species. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo. Source
A lifelong student and confirmed polymath, I am currently writing my 2nd book this spring. I have an AS in Biology, a BA and an MA in English, plus I began a degree in Geology while living in CA. I am a retired herpetologist, but my blogs and current interests strive to promote animal conservation, particularly Penguins,Wolves, and Big Cats. I live with the loves of my life, Sissy, a Chihuahua, and Joey, Alero, Jillian, Loki, Jadin, Perse, Socks and Siggy - my ThunderCats - who help me cope with narcolepsy.