3D Dodo Scan Unveils New Amazing Details About the Extinct Bird

November 8, 2014 3:37 PM

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The dodo, perhaps the most famous animal to have gone extinct in human history, has been understood from a whole new perspective. Generally speaking the bird was described as a somewhat overweight, clumsy and tottering, apparently so defenseless that it went extinct because of human predation. The last known sighting of this strange bird is said to have been in 1662.

However with the dawn of 3D laser scanning technology, scientists are now able to thoroughly examine the skeletons of the dodo, providing insights on the anatomy and lifestyle of the bird and unraveling some of its mysteries. The researchers used a laser scanner to come up with a three-dimensional d...

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