Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Last surviving Dodo egg could be tested


Posted on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Frode Inge Helland

 
The last known surviving egg of the extinct dodo could be sent away for DNA testing to confirm its prevalence.

The egg was given to the curator of the South Africa museum where it currently resides by her great aunt in 1915, she in turn received it from a friend who was a sea captain and who regularly visited the dodo's native home of Mauritius.

"Together with a pre-historic coelacanth previously thought to be extinct but found in East London Bay and positively identified by Dr Courtenay-Latimer in 1938, the egg draws thousands of visitors a year from all over the world."

  View: Full article |  Source: Telegraph

  Discuss: View comments (7)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Siara on 28 August, 2010, 15:18
Could they possibly clone it?
Comment icon #2 Posted by ShadowSot on 28 August, 2010, 15:28
I swear I initially read that as "tasted" instead of "tested".
Comment icon #3 Posted by Siara on 28 August, 2010, 15:33
ROTFL "Hey folks, here's the last surviving dodo egg. Who wants an omelette?"
Comment icon #4 Posted by Drev on 28 August, 2010, 16:13
Green egg and ham, mmm.
Comment icon #5 Posted by The Silver Thong on 28 August, 2010, 16:45
Careful I heard something along the lines that "you are what you eat"
Comment icon #6 Posted by the rebirth on 29 August, 2010, 10:37
holy crap can we clone some dodos and sell them as pets? that would be pretty effing cool. they were flightless birds right? i had a boxer that was absolutely bird-brained, but having a dodo as a guard dog would be awesome! imagine having one of those prowling in your yard while youre at work. im sure it could be trained to use its beak as a weapon, too!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lapras on 29 August, 2010, 18:58
long live the dodo


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Students report seeing 'alien' in Argentina
5-31-2016
Three witnesses claimed to have encountered the entity around one week ago in the city of Santa Cruz.
Kids in China climb 2,500ft cliff to school
5-30-2016
A school in southwest China is so inaccessible that pupils have to scale a huge cliff just to get there.
Should robots be taught how to feel pain ?
5-30-2016
Researchers from Germany are building an artificial nervous system that will enable robots to feel pain.
Russian family dines with a 7ft brown bear
5-30-2016
The Panteleenkos adopted their bear Stepan when he was just a cub and now they do everything together.
Other news in this category
Huge sea sponge thought to be world's largest
Posted 5-29-2016 | 4 comments
Divers have discovered an ancient, minivan-sized sea sponge in an ocean ridge off the coast of Hawaii....
 
Giant squid may grow larger than a school bus
Posted 5-27-2016 | 8 comments
A new study has suggested that giant squid may actually grow to be much larger than previously believed....
 
Woman stalked by swarm of bees for 24 hours
Posted 5-25-2016 | 11 comments
Carol Howarth was shocked to discover that a swarm of 20,000 bees had followed her car all the way home....
 
Australian town is invaded by 100,000 bats
Posted 5-24-2016 | 14 comments
Batemans Bay in New South Wales has become so overrun that a state of emergency has been declared....
 
Warning goes out over 'vampire fish' in UK
Posted 5-24-2016 | 7 comments
Swimmers have been urged to be on the lookout due to a rise in the number of blood-sucking sea lampreys....
 
Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in Florida
Posted 5-22-2016 | 16 comments
Using DNA testing, scientists have identified at least three of the deadly reptiles in Florida's swamps....
 
Trees may actually 'sleep' during the night
Posted 5-19-2016 | 17 comments
For the first time, trees have been observed undergoing changes at night that can be likened to sleep....
 
Only three northern white rhinos now remain
Posted 5-15-2016 | 31 comments
After years of poaching, the world's population of northern white rhinos has been reduced to three....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ