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View of a great auk (Pinguinus impennis) standing on a rock surrounded by the ocean
The great auk.

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View of a great auk (Pinguinus impennis) standing on a rock surrounded by the ocean.
The great auk was a bird in the family Alcidae and is considered extinct since 1844. It used its wings to swim underwater but couldn’t fly.

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