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Dodo bones


Scientists have discovered the “beautifully preserved” bones of about 20 dodos at a dig site in Mauritius. Little is known about the dodo, a famous flightless bird thought to have become extinct in the 17th century.

No complete skeleton has ever been found in Mauritius, and the last full set of bones was destroyed in a fire at a museum in Oxford, England, in 1755.

From the BBC, “Scientists find ‘mass dodo grave’.” See also the press release, or the site at the Dutch ‘Naturalis‘ National Museum of Natural History. (In Dutch. The Museum’s English home page doesn’t have the cool pictures the Dutch site has.)