Posted on Monday, 20 December, 2010 | 14 comments| News tip by: Persia
Image credit: Kuruc - PD
Sir David Attenborough has returned to Madagascar to discover what happened to the elephant bird.
The massive bird was 10 feet tall and weighed half a ton but its extinction has always remained a mystery, while its unlikely they were hunted to extinction it is very possible that early humans would have assisted their demise through the collecting of their huge eggs that could feed whole families.
"As souvenirs go, the giant fossilised egg that Sir David Attenborough keeps wrapped up for safe-keeping in the cellar of his London home is not bad for someone with a 60 year career as Britain's foremost natural history documentary maker."