The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
Why did the dodo bird become extinct?
It’s commonly believed that the dodo went extinct because Dutch sailors ate the beast to extinction after finding that the bird was incredibly easy to catch due to the fact it had no fear of humans, (why it didn’t fear the creature many times its size is a mystery for another day).
When did dodo birds go extinct?
Do dodo birds still exist?
A shocking 26 per cent believed the Dodo to still exist, despite the last bird being spotted over 400 years ago. And though it’s known to have been extinct for 150 million years, 23 per cent said they believed the Brachiosaurus to still roam the Earth.
Are dodos Australian?
Dodo Services Pty Ltd, trading as Dodo, is an Australian Internet service provider, based in Melbourne, and a fully owned subsidiary of Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC).