The New Zealand Moa
- Moa belonged to the family of Ratites or flightless birds, which have no wings, not even small stubs of wings like the Kiwi.
- Some Moa bones have been dated and found to be 2 millions years old.
- The Moa’s normal posture gave its height at 1.8 metres and would have weighed about the same as a cow.
- 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.
- The Giant Moa was New Zealand’s most largest land animal.