By Alison Ballance
Jamie Wood holds a dried moa dropping (images: A. Ballance)
Scientists call them coprolites. You and I would call them fossil dung. And it turns out these dried droppings can give remarkable insights into the life and times of extinct animals, such as the giant flightless moa.
You can read more about the extinct moa in ‘Moa – the life and times of New Zealand’s legendary bird’ by Quinn Berentson (Craig Potton Publishing 2012).