Scientists unveil 3-D images of extinct dodo bird

November 8, 2014 3:44 PM

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Scientists unveil 3-D images of extinct dodo bird

"The 3D laser surface scans we made of the fragile Thirioux dodo skeleton enable us to reconstruct how the dodo walked, moved and lived," said Leon Claessens.

Like the original species, the delicate skeleton doesn't travel well -- or travel at all. It was discovered by amateur collector Etienne Thirioux in 1903, and hasn't been studied by scientists until now.

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