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This giant vegan bird prowled prehistoric Arctic
Massive, flightless birds likely roamed the Arctic some 53 million years ago, according to a new study by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Colorado Boulder.
In the study, published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports, paleontologists identify two different ancient birds, Gastornis and Presbyornis. Of the two birds, Gastornis is (literally) the bigger discovery.
Only 500 years ago a giant flightless bird species called the Moa lived on New Zealand.
There have been claims over the years since its extinction that there are still Moa's living there but nothing has really ever went beyond supposed sightings by people.
"We say this, you don't have to be red and you don't have to be dead, not red, not dead, dead reds."
- George Lincoln Rockwell concluding his speech at Brown University in 1966