Egg of extinct elephant bird was mislabeled as fake for decades, museum realizes

A museum in Buffalo, N.Y ., recently discovered that a rare elephant bird egg in its collect had been mislabeled as a model for decades.

A collects director at the Buffalo Museum of Science was updating its catalog to a digital system when she detected the ?realistic? cream-colored egg among its collecting of more than 1,000 eggs, the Buffalo News reported.

“When I insured the egg, it was so much bigger than any other eggs in our collection, ” Paige Langle, collections director of zoology, told the times. “It had so much detailing and pitting, and the colouring was beautiful. It looked too realistic to be a model.?

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