A reconstructed elephant bird egg (Aepyornis Maximus)

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Description

A reconstructed elephant bird egg (Aepyornis Maximus), on an ebonised stand, 31cm high, 20.5cm wide. (2)

Elephant birds were native to Madagascar and have been extinct since at least the 17th century, at the time it was the worlds largest bird and was thought to have been up to three metres tall and weighing almost 400 kg.