A Giant Egg For Sale

A very unusual item is being sold in an English town called Billingshurst this week. It’s a gigantic egg which is expected to sell for around £50,000. The egg is the largest egg ever found and it comes from a type of bird called an elephant bird. These birds once lived on the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa but they became extinct hundreds of years ago. The birds were enormous and grew to almost 10 feet in height. The egg is even bigger than any known dinosaur egg. It will be sold at an auction, where people meet and bid by offering higher and higher payments. The owner of the egg is hoping that lots of people are interested in buying it.  


extinct            a bird or animal which no longer exists

gigantic            very big, enormous

to bid               to offer money to buy something

an auction       a place where items are sold