Remains of rare dodo found
The recent discovery of the remains of a dodo in the island of Mauritius has provided some more clues about the extinct
flightless bird. The skeleton has been nicknamed 'Fred' after the 65-year-old who found it. Though the remains were discovered in the beginning of
June in a cave, the discovery was announced only after the skeleton was fully recovered. The remains are likely to yield excellent dna and other vital clues, because they were found intact, in isolation, and in a cave, said Julian Hume, a palaeontologist at
Britain's Natural History Museum. Dodos were finished off by animals introduced by Europeans about 400 years ago.
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