Today we look at the stories of penguins' life with enthusiasm. Tucked in their white continent, they were kind of unknown subjects to the rest of the world for the long time. But, thanks to numerous researchers of nowadays, we found out amazing data about them and through lovable movies, like Happy Feet, Mr Popper's Penguins and National Geographic series we simply adore them! This nice creatures, like elegant gentlemen in tailcoats, are not on this Earth from 'yesterday'. There are many traces which show us that penguins are birds living here for a long, long time. Fossils of penguins were found in Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia, South America (Argentina, Peru, Chile) and South Africa. The oldest fossil ever found originates from New Zealand and dates back from Paleocene period. The oldest inscription about extincted penguins describes a specie from Seymour Island and peninsula Antarctica from Eocene period. Back in 1977, professor Ivan Fordyce found something unusual in New Zealand.
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