Mount Owen Moa Claw
When a team of explorers poked around in a cave on New Zealand’s Mount Owen in 1986, they made a strange and terrifying discovering…the mummified claw of a long-extinct animal, with flesh still on it. What it looked like at first was the claw of a dinosaur, but further study revealed it to belong to an extinct Moa.
Moa birds were native to New Zealand and stood an amazing twelve feet in height. It is unknown how the claw from a bird that went extinct around the year 1000 BCE stayed in such good shape for more than three thousand years.