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Last surviving Dodo egg could be tested

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

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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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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
I swear I initially read that as "tasted" instead of "tested". 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
ROTFL "Hey folks, here's the last surviving dodo egg. Who wants an omelette?" 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

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