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Was there a bird as Dodo? How did it become extinct?

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Asked by Doctor Know, 14 Jan '08 03:03 pm
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Many natural history museums have stuffed Dodo carcasses on display.

Human greed destroyed their species.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 14 Jan '08 08:48 pm

 
  
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The dodo was a flightless bird native only to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The dodo was a flightless member of the pigeon family. Fully grown dodos weighted about 23 kg (50 pounds). Around 1505 the Portuguese became the first Europeans to discover the dodo. By 1681 it had been driven to extinction by humans and the feral dogs, pigs, rats, and monkeys introduced by Europeans to Mauritius.

The dodo was not the only Mauritian bird driven to extinction in recent centuries. Of the 45 bird species originally found, only 21 still survive. Two bird species closely related to the dodo also became extinct:
Answered by jameel ahmed, 30 Jan '08 11:59 am

 
  
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The dodo was a flightless bird native only to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The dodo was a flightless member of the pigeon family. Fully grown dodos weighted about 23 kg (50 pounds). Around 1505 the Portuguese became the first Europeans to discover the dodo. By 1681 it had been driven to extinction by humans and the feral dogs, pigs, rats, and monkeys introduced by Europeans to Mauritius.

The dodo was not the only Mauritian bird driven to extinction in recent centuries. Of the 45 bird species originally found, only 21 still survive. Two bird species closely related to the dodo also became extinct:
Answered by iqbal seth, 05 Aug '13 01:27 pm

 
  
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Yes -"dodo" comes from Portuguese doudo meaning "fool" or "crazy".over times it was extinct.because as it became the prey for the following animals like dogs, pigs, cats, rats
Answered by rajeshkumar kumar pushpa, 27 Apr '08 08:25 pm

 
  
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The Dodo was a flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius. Related to pigeons and doves, it stood about a metre (three feet) tall, lived on fruit and nested on the ground.
The dodo has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century.It is commonly used as the archetype of an extinct species because its extinction occurred during recorded human history, and was directly attributable to human activity.
As with many animals evolving in isolation from significant predators, the dodo was entirely fearless of people, and this, in combination with its flightlessness, made it easy prey. But journals are full of reports regarding the bad taste and tough meat of the dodo. It is commonly believed that the Malay sailors held the bird in high regard and killed them only to make head dressings used in religious ceremonies. However, when humans first arrived on Mauritius, they also brought with them other animals that had not existed on the island before, including dogs, pigs, cat ...more
Answered by L KINI, 24 Jan '08 06:49 am

 
  
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The Dodo was a flightless bird native only to the island of Mauritius. The Portugese discovered it in the 17 th century and was hunted down until extinsion.
Dodo derived the name from Portugese, Duodo.
Answered by Ani Nair, 20 Jan '08 09:28 pm

 
  
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It is said Dodo was a bird with no defense system.
that means the bird nevee defended itself
against enemy attacks. that was the main
reason for its exitinction.
Answered by sitapati rao, 15 Jan '08 03:55 pm

 
  
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Yes,it became extinct by excessive hunting
Answered by anurag sahay, 14 Jan '08 03:05 pm

 
  
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