Extinct Moa Bird Facts

Unique for being the only bird without wings, the extinct animal called the Moa Bird, was completely flightless. The fact that this bird had no wings was irrelevant when you consider its massive size. It was simply too heavy to fly. But, what these birds lack in flight ability, they make up for in height. Where Ostriches are the tallest extant bird species reaching a height of slightly over 9 feet (2.7 meters), the extinct giant Moa could reach twelve feet (3.7 meters) tall in its day. Scientists believe the reason why this New Zealand dwelling animal is no longer in existence is because too many humans hunted them, particularly the Maori people of New Zealand. Read more facts and kid- friendly information about this interesting animal on our extinct animals list.

Moa Bird Fun Facts

Moa Bird Anatomy Facts

Moa Bird Extinction Facts