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The Mighty Moa Television (Full Length) – 1998 Nature Documentary

The Mighty Moa

Television (Full Length) – 1998 Nature Documentary

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The giant, flightless moa, could stretch up to three metres tall and weighed up to 275kg. This documentary tells the story of the "mighty moa". It covers the bird's 19th Century rediscovery by English naturalist Richard Owen who surmised that the moa existed from bone evidence (leading to ‘moa mania' bone-trade); through ignition of hope that moa may still be alive when takahe (thought as dead as the dodo) were discovered in Fiordland in 1948; to digging up bird skeletons and remains of moa hunter culture in South Island swamps.

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Greenstone

Greenstone TV

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Made with funding from NZ On Air