Some people think the moa is still alive.

A wizard and his moa skeleton: Oh, the adventures they have together.
A wizard and his moa skeleton: Oh, the adventures they have together.Courtesy wikimedia commons
But, then again, some people think a lot of things.

And, just to be clear here, we aren’t talking about the giant mall thing in Bloomington. We’re talking about the giant extinct bird thing in New Zealand.

The Moa were, in fact, the most giant of bird things, with some species reaching 12 or 13 feet in height. All species (scientists think that there were about 15) were entirely flightless. They are thought to have survived up until around 1500, before being hunted to extinction. According to some (most).

It would be awfully difficult, you’d think, to miss a bunch of 13-foot-tall birds strolling around the island. Yet some cryptozoologists persistently claim that a population of moa remains on New Zealand, and recent photos taken in Fiorland, New Zealand, supposedly showing new moa foot prints and a “1.8 m-plus tall bird” have got them all excited again.

Unfortunately, the photos were sold for $350 dollars on the internet, and have not been released.

I don’t knoa about this one…

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

Moa does show up quite frequently in crossword puzzles as the answer to the clue "extinct bird."

posted on Wed, 01/16/2008 - 8:11am
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

dude this would be so cool. we need to save these birds! and when we get enough we can ride them!


posted on Wed, 02/13/2008 - 8:37pm
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

what will happen if these birds were stil alive?

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:36am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

they would get hunted down and killed for their fur

posted on Sun, 01/16/2011 - 4:11pm
ALK's picture
ALK says:

itll be cool to own one as a pet or something. i mean having a 13ft bird as pet how sweet is that

posted on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 10:41am
moa's picture
moa says:

hahaha its funnt cause my last name is moa

posted on Tue, 11/11/2008 - 8:35am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

And you're alive? Case closed.

posted on Tue, 11/11/2008 - 10:45am
Darth Bob's picture
Darth Bob says:

Is there such a thing as a moa constricter...?

posted on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 7:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Cool we need to save those birds

posted on Thu, 01/13/2011 - 1:08am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 3:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Moas Are ancien creatures cool !

posted on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 2:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Save The Birds

posted on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 2:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Those birds are ridiculously large. I would have loved to see them.

posted on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 3:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Hey look its bigbird!!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 3:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yes we do ````````

posted on Sat, 01/15/2011 - 4:14pm

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