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These ostrich-like birds were as tall as 3m but went extinct due to overhunting by the first Polynesian settlers
Many times, the animals disappeared not long after humans entered their ecosystems, which led some scientists to assume that humanity overhunted them until they went extinct. Other scientists, however, contend that natural occurrences, such as volcanic eruptions, disease, and climatic changes near the end of the last Ice Age, were chiefly responsible for the demise of these species.
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This Redditor says that the moas must have tasted like chicken
No wonder they hunted them to extinction
The haast's eagle used to hunt moas
This Redditor says you have to look up Haaat's eagle
Another Redditor suggesting that you look up the haast's eagle
It's truly sad that moas exist no more
A tasty animal us an animal that might end up gone
Birds can't grow to the size of their cousins, even if they tried
The havoc emus caused the Australians
Another Redditor who can bet that moas tasted great
Researchers believe the moas give a particularly intriguing example since they were the last of the major species to go extinct and because they did so recently when a changing climate was no longer a problem. Before humanity arrived, the moa species—which had never encountered a terrestrial mammal—offered hearty meals that ranged in weight from 12 to 250 kg.
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