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 »

As of 2015, the generally accepted date of extinction for the dodo is 1662, the date of the last reliable sighting. However, reports of sightings exist up through the end of the 1600s. Some date the extinction to 1681, d... More »

The extinction of dodo birds is attributed largely to human activities. Dodos were large and flightless birds that lived on the eastern side of Madagascar. They lived and thrived on the island through the later part of t... More »

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As of 2015, the generally accepted date of extinction for the dodo is 1662, the date of the last reliable sighting. However, reports of sightings exist up through the end of the 1600s. Some date the extinction to 1681, d... 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 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 »