Scientific name: Raphus cucullatus
As you know this is not an endangered species, this is an extinct bird.
Dodo was in only Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean. It wanted a different place to live such as plains, small mountains, marshes.
They ate fish, seeds and fruits.
Weight – about 1 kg
Length – 100 cm
It had large legs, short neck and short wings.
It could not fly and walked slowly.
This is one of the largest birds in the world.
It was in danger because of overhunting, because they are preyed by sailors and some animals such as cats, rats and pigs destroyed dodo’s nests. However they didn’t eat after dodo was hunted; they kept with salt and ate later too.
First, it was identified in 1597 in Europe. It was extinct by 1681. You can find some of their skeletons (bones). Is not a surprise that within 80 years, a species had extinct?
Do you want any species like dodo anymore?
Let’s work on to protect the species which are an endangered species.
This is the place where dodo live.