Moa au jardin Waiongana

Made from pieces of wood and presumably about the actual size, a bird that was hunted to extinction in NZ’s pre-European period.  “Moa were nine species (in six genera) of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis robustus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about 3.6 m (12 ft) in height with neck outstretched, and weighed about 230 kg (510 lb). It is estimated that, when Polynesians settled New Zealand circa 1280, the moa population was about 58,000.” (Wikipedia)

From the Waiongana Gardens Facebook page