Extinct dodo bird resurrected with help of 3D laser scanning and here's what scientists found

November 9, 2014 1:35 AM

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Dodo birds are being seen like never before, using 3D scanning. Examining one of only two known dodo skeletons, researchers scanned the bone structure of the long-extinct animal to a precision of just 1/100th of an inch. The skull was carefully detached from the body, in order to study inner markings, which could provide insight into the diet of the species.

Dodo birds stood roughly three feet tall, and weighed between 20 and 40 pounds. They were native to the island of Mauritius, off the coast of Madagascar.

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