In this photo released by New Zealand's University of Otago, Ewan Fordyce, a professor of geology at the university, examines a composite skeleton of a giant penguin called a Kairuku at the university... more 
In this photo released by New Zealand's University of Otago, Ewan Fordyce, a professor of geology at the university, examines a composite skeleton of a giant penguin called a Kairuku at the university in Otago, New Zealand Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. It's taken 26 million years, but scientists say getting the first glimpse at what a long-extinct giant penguin looked like was worth the wait. Experts from New Zealand and the United States have reconstructed the fossil skeleton of one of the giant sea birds for the first time, revealing long wings, a slender build and a spearlike bill that have them describing it as one elegant bird. (AP Photo/University of Otago, Gabriel Aguirre) MANDATORY CREDIT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By University of Otago, Gabriel Aguirre
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 2:18 AM EST