The Giant Moa is an extinct species, endemic to New Zealand. They were flightless and belong to an ancient group of birds that can't fly, including the Kiwi, Australian Cassowary and Emu.
Once widespread and abundant, Moa were hunted to extinction by early humans to NZ. Their feathers and skins were made into clothing, while bones were shaped into tools, fish hooks and pendants.
The vintage colouring of this Moa is a made of olive greens and brown.
By Cathy Hansby