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."
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