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What Fossilized Poop Tells Us About an Extinct Giant Bird From New Zealand

The now-extinct moa holds a certain fascination for many ornithologists, New Zealanders, and, unsurprisingly, New Zealand ornithologists. Resembling a giant emu, individuals belonging to the largest species of this bird were 12 feet tall and weighed over 500 pounds. By the time the first human settlers arrived, in the 13th century, there were almost 60,000 of them. They strutted.
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