In the modern world, they have become real symbols of the struggle for the conservation of endangered animal species. It is believed that the last dodos died more than 300 years ago, so scientists don’t know much about them. Nevertheless, some interesting facts about the life of these strange birds have survived to this day.
It is not known exactly how the dodo ended up on the island of Mauritius, which is located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. It is believed that they were the ancestors of ancient pigeons who accidentally landed on its shores and remained here to live. Birds find new comfortable habitats and breed well, developing for hundreds of years. Gradually, they forgot how to fly and became much bigger. The first dodo was seen only in 1598, when the first Dutch settlers arrived on the island of Mauritius. In other parts of the world, the bird has never lived. After 65 years, all dodos became extinct. The last time a man managed to see a dodo was in 1662.
Before people came to the island, no one hunted birds
The Mauritian dodo is a peaceful bird that lives a quiet life. Not a single … Read More