Thursday, August 18, 2016

Haast's eagle

The Haast's eagle (Harpagornis Moorei) is an extinct species of eagle once native to New Zealand's South island. Its wingspan was about 3 meters long, talons the size of a tiger's claws that could easily crush a wolf's neck. It became extinct around 1400, after the moas were hunted to extinction by the first Maori. It was possibly the largest eagle ever to live. It's big enough to even hunt moas. Many birds in New Zealand and Hawaii are now extinct. It sure would be amazing if all of those extinct bird species are alive today.

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