Unabated hunting by sailors and explorers were the main reason why the dodos went extinct.
Second—the western explorers and sailors didn’t come to the island of Mauritius alone.
They also brought foreign animals like rats, cats, dogs, pigs etc.
What caused the dodo bird to go 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 the dodo bird go extinct?
Can dodo birds still be alive?
The Dodo Bird Lived on the Island of Mauritius
Less than 65 years later, the dodo was completely extinct; the last confirmed sighting of this hapless bird was in 1662.
Why is the dodo bird so famous?
They were popular before they went extinct because they were newly discovered to anyone since they only lived on an island that was completely unihabited by humans and they were unmistakably distinctive and they were also funny and charming, and not least of all, they weren’t tiny, they were actually quite large and
Who killed the dodos?
The first recorded mention of the dodo was by Dutch sailors in 1598. In the following years, the bird was hunted by sailors and invasive species, while its habitat was being destroyed. The last widely accepted sighting of a dodo was in 1662.
Are dodo birds dumb?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The dodo is an extinct flightless bird whose name has become synonymous with stupidity. But it turns out that the dodo was no bird brain, but instead a reasonably brainy bird.
What killed the dinosaur?
Chicxulub The name given an asteroid (or possibly a comet) that crashed into Earth around 66 million years ago. It left a crater more than 180 kilometers (110 miles) wide near the town of Chicxulub in what is now Mexico.
Are dodo birds smart?
Dodo Birds Weren’t ‘Dodos’ After All. New research finds that these extinct, flightless birds were likely as smart as modern pigeons, and had a better sense of smell. Dodos (Raphus cucullatus) had gone extinct by 1662, less than 100 years after their island home of Mauritius became a destination for Dutch explorers.
When did the last dinosaur die?
66 million years ago