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Legacy of the Elephant Bird

Published 03/28/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 03/28/2013 12:11 AM

Christie's scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs Wednesday with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction in London.

The egg, which is estimated to fetch $30,000 to $45,000 in a sale April 24, measures more than 100 times the size of the average chicken egg.

The extinct Elephant Bird was native to Madagascar and was among the heaviest known birds.

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