Aotea Moa Statue

Aotea Moa Statue, Auckland, Public art

Public Art : Aotea Moa Statue

Sculptor : © Robin Coleman

Description : I have no idea what the Moa is made from.

Location : The Aotea Moa statue hangs Outside the Aotea New Zealand Souvenir Store, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sign :

Aotea Moa
Dinomithiformes
Moa are thought to have become extinct 200 years ago.

For millions of years they were the largest living
animal in N.Z. and the tallest bird in the world.
There were 11 species of whch one depicted here, Dinornis Giganteus, was the largest standing 3 meters tall head up, and weighing up to 250kg.

The forest dwelling Moa
was a herbivore. It had typical hairy rattle feathers
(similar to the emu) and its lower legs were covered in scales. One or two eggs a year were laid, measuring up to 240mm x 178mm with a capacity equal to 90 chicken eggs.

Designed and sculptured by Robin Coleman of Marton

Aotea Moa statue, Auckland, public art

Aotea Moa statue, Auckland, public art

Aotea Moa statue, Auckland, public art


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