Monday, 2 June 2014

The New Zealand Moa, Alisi

The New Zealand Moa
  1. Moa belonged to the family of Ratites or flightless birds, which have no wings, not even small stubs of wings like the Kiwi.
  2. Some Moa bones have been dated and found to be 2 millions years old.
  3. The Moa’s normal posture gave its height at 1.8 metres and would have weighed about the same as a cow.
  4. Moa are unique in that they have no traces of wings or other bones which are necessary for flight. Instead the Moa had large, powerful legs, with 4 toes on each foot.
  5. The Giant Moa was New Zealand’s most largest land animal.

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