Friday, December 23, 2005

DODOS - Scientists find 'mass dodo grave'

Exciting news from the BBC.
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.

Researchers believe the bones are at least 2,000-years-old, and hope to learn more about how dodos lived.
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Some other BBC articles on the dodo are:
Scientists pinpoint dodo's demise
Bringing the dodo back to life
DNA yields dodo family secrets