“Long lost colony of Dodo found – Humans decide not to kill them all”

Dodo Found – the most incredible zoological find of the century.

The Dodo was famously the poster child of extinct animals the world over. However, its lack of fear of humans was its ultimate downfall. Because they were fearless and couldn’t fly the dodo was easy prey for sailors. Also, animals like dogs, pigs, cats, rats, and crab-eating macaques destroyed Dodo nesting grounds and competed for food. At the same time, humans decimated the natural habitat of the dodos and in less than 100 years the entire population of Mauritius and the surrounding islands was killed and the Dodo was officially declared extinct in 1662.

This long lost colony of Dodo’s serves as a reminder to us all that nature will often find a way to survive if we let. Further good news comes from the Mauritian Governments declaration that the Dodo population of ‘Cargados Carajos‘ will be protected and their survival ensured. The island chain has been declared a protected reserve. However, local reporters were slightly concerned by the final line broadcast by the sailors of the HMS Holocene…

“please send help, we’re getting rather hungry…”


An artists impression of a Dodo

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