The Dodo Bird Map

Vital Stats

Dodo Bird Vital Stats
Height »
3' 3" / 1 meter
Weight »
10–18 kg (22–40 lb)
Diet »
Fruit, Nuts, Seeds
Location »
Mauritius
Predators »
None before Humans
Last Sighting »
1662
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The Story of the Dodo Bird

A Reference Site for The Dodo Bird and it's History

The Dodo bird or Raphus Cucullatus was a flightless bird native to the island of Mauritius, near the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The closest relatives to the dodo bird are pigeons and doves, even though dodo birds were much larger in size. On average, dodo birds stood 3 feet tall and weighted about 40 lb. Unfortunately, due to aggressive human population, dodo birds became extinct in late 17th century.

The Dodo Bird Location

Dodo Birds, while now extinct, were found only on the small island of Mauritius, some 500 miles east of Madagascar, and 1200 miles east of Africa.

The complete isolation of this island let the Dodo Birds grow and evolve without natural predators, unfortunately to a fault that led to their extinction.

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Dodobird Best Suggestion Contest

Over the years we have received a lot of great suggestions from our on the "What Would You Do" section of our website. We feel like a lot of these great ideas go unrecognized when some of them deserve rewards for the true creativity, thoughtfulness and dedication that our fans put into their answers. Such actions should not go unrewarded. Therefore, we decided to implement an ongoing BEST SUGGESTION CONTEST for our fans.

Our one of many contests is starting November 1st. Fan with the best suggestion for our WHAT WOULD YOU DO page will win our Mascot Dodo Bird toy (a cute and cuddly stuffed animal). For those wishing to participate simply add your email address to the answer form on this page and we will contact you if your answer is selected as a winner.

HAPPY THINKING and GOOD LUCK!!

Start Date: November 1st, 2014 - End date December 20th, 2014




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