Saturday, December 8, 2007

the Giant Moa

The Giant Moa were among the largest birds that ever lived, standing 3.6m (10 ft) tall and weighing 300 kg. The giant moa, along with other moa species, were wiped out by human colonists who hunted it for food. All taxa in this genus were extinct by 1500 in New Zealand, , although there is actually a nineteenth century report of hunters who claimed to have caught sight of some of these giant birds, but dared not venture to shoot them.

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