Friday, December 23, 2005

Remember "dead as a dodo" ?

Scientists Find Cache of Dodo Bird Bones

The Associated Press
Friday, December 23, 2005; 10:44 PM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Scientists said Friday they found a major cache of bones and likely complete skeletons of the long-extinct Dodo bird, which could help them learn more about the lost creature's physique and habits.

The find is significant because no complete skeleton of a single Dodo bird has ever been retrieved from a controlled archaeological site in Mauritius. The last known stuffed bird was destroyed in a 1755 fire at a museum in Oxford, England, leaving only partial skeletons and drawings of the bird to go on.

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