The Dodo Bird of Mauritius: From Discovery to Extinction

Painting of the extinct Dodo bird on Mauritius Island

Native to the small island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, the chubby flightless Dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus) became famous through its own extinction. Discovered by the Dutch in the 16th century, the creature disappeared from the Earth’s surface within some 80 years of Read More