Giant Egg From Extinct Elephant Bird For Sale At Christie's Auction

Category: Media & Culture / Mar 27, 2013 4:47PM EDT
A giant egg laid by the extinct Elephant Bird is up for auction at Christie's in London. Elephant bird eggs are the largest the world has ever seen, even larger than dinosaur eggs. The 12 inch fossilized egg is expected to sell for up to 30,000 pounds. The Elephant Bird became extinct sometime between the 13th and 17th centuries. The species was the largest bird ever to have lived, as it resembled a heavily-built ostrich and stood up to 11 feet high. The auction takes place in London on April 24. (Video Source: REUTERS)