26 Apr '13, 10am

Extinct Elephant Bird Egg Sells at Auction for $101K

Extinct Elephant Bird Egg Sells at Auction for $101K

The foot long and 9 inches in diameter fossilized egg, dating back to around the 17th century, came from a large (as tall as 11 feet) flightless bird who lived in Madagascar. The elephant bird was seen by French governor Étienne de Flacourt in the 1640′s and 1650′s and by Marco Polo in the 12th and 13th centuries. No one is sure when exactly they became extinct, or what the causes were, although human interference is one of the potential possibilities.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/04/26/extinct-elephant-bird-...

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