People Ask Archaeologists to Clone the 3,300-Year-Old Paw They Discovered After 700 Years Missing

Scientific discoveries give us a thrill since we are not always aware of all the many wonderful things on our planet and it’s about time we hear of some.

A group of archaeologists ran over stunning discoveries thirty years ago on Mount Owen. Research has shown that a claw belonged to a lost bird called moa that vanished roughly between 700 to 800 years back. Its strange leg was 3,300 years old. The bird looked exactly like the one in the picture below in New Zealand. They found a preserved dinosaur-like hook with muscles on it.

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Moa existed 8.5 million years back, but around that time, there were at least ten species. The smallest species was the size of a turkey while the most prominent species was 12 feet tall.

Below is an image showing the variation in size between four moa species and human beings.

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The birds had no wings and were unable to fly. They lived in New Zealand.

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Archaeologists have not been able to discover why these birds went missing immediately, but they assume the birds vanished when human beings came on the land.

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According to Trevor Worthy, an Evolutionary Biologist, the extinction of these birds was a result of the existence of human beings which interfered with their healthy population.

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