Dodo bird bone


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No bones about it, this rare specimen tells a heartrending story of humanity’s impact on the natural world. It only took half a century for the flightless Dodo to go from a newly discovered curiosity on the islands of Mauritius and Réunion, to a byword for extinction last sighted in 1662. Hunted to oblivion by humans and the feral animals they brought to the islands, these bones are a cautionary tale that calls across the centuries.

Adopted By
Antony and Mary Lou Simpson/Danby Erskine and Charlotte Simpson;