Giant Moa Bone

This one metre-long bone is a shin bone (tibiotarsus) from a Giant Moa.

Moas were flightless birds native to New Zealand. Only two of the nine species living on the North Island and South Island were Giant Moas, the tallest birds that have ever lived.

They became extinct in the 15th century, less than 200 years after humans first arrived in the country.

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