The dodo was a large grey flightless bird native to the island of Mauritius but is thought to have gone extinct by 1681. As such, modern knowledge of the dodo's appearance comes from taxidermied remains and the writings ... More »

The dodo bird was native to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Although this flightless bird had no natural predators, Dutch settlers hunted it to extinction, and it disappeared in approximately 1662. More »

The last confirmed sighting of a dodo bird occurred in 1662 on the small island of Mauritus. Unconfirmed sightings persisted until the 1690s, but most experts agree the bird species was fully extinct by 1700. More »

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The dodo bird was native to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Although this flightless bird had no natural predators, Dutch settlers hunted it to extinction, and it disappeared in approximately 1662. More »

The dodo bird inhabited the forests of Mauritius. Mauritius is an island located about 550 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Dodos, now extinct, were indigenous only to this small, isolated island. More »

The kiwi bird is a flightless bird that is native to New Zealand. Like many other ratites, the kiwi has adapted to life with no keel on its sternum to anchor wing muscles, and its vestigial wings are so small they are of... More »

Dodo birds became extinct because of the combination of overhunting by humans and non-native predators that were introduced by humans to their native island. Dodo birds only inhabited the island of Mauritius, where they ... More »