Scientists Bring Flightless Dodo Back to Life With 3D Laser Scanning

November 7, 2014 5:22 PM

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The flightless Dodo bird is arguably the most famous extinction in human history. Nearly three hundred years ago, the last of its species walked the isle of Mauritius. The dodo was driven to extinction by pigs and rats which were introduced to the Mauritius Island after the Dutch discovered it in 1598. Of course, sailors also enjoyed Dodo meat from time to time.

There are still many mind-boggling mysteries about the life and death of this three-foot-tall bird, but new technologies have made it possible for scientists to ‘resurrect’ it. The Natural History Museum in Port Louis, Mauritius, holds the only complete dodo skeleton. Experts used this skeleton to r...

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