Giant moa adapted to changes in climate

Significant changes to New Zealand’s environment and climate did not affect the population size of the now extinct moa.

Researchers found that moa dealt with the effects of climate change by following the movement of their preferred habitat as it shifted and changed in size during periods of climatic change.

Overwhelming evidence suggests that the moa became extinct due to the arrival of Polynesian settlers, not due to environmental changes.

Read more at University of Adelaide