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Who killed the dodo ?


Posted on Sunday, 11 June, 2006 | Comment icon 10 comments


Image credit: Frode Inge Helland
 
"For such an iconic animal, it seems strange that we know next to nothing about the dodo - except, of course, that it is dead."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Dezmond on 11 June, 2006, 11:26
Now I wonder if we will find out if the Dodo really was that fat.
Comment icon #2 Posted by frogfish on 11 June, 2006, 15:25
Over hunting was the main cause of extinction...like what happened to giant tortoises.
Comment icon #3 Posted by MJB222 on 11 June, 2006, 16:17
Pfft. Everyone knows how the dodo became extinct. Have you not seen "Ice Age"? Just thinking back on it, we don't know much about it at all!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jack_of_Blades on 11 June, 2006, 16:42
What do you guys think the Dodo ate. My guess would be small animals and mabe fruit.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Brian McMalley on 11 June, 2006, 17:04
It could have eaten people. Just a thought... Maybe brains... I dunno...
Comment icon #6 Posted by I want to believe on 11 June, 2006, 18:55
Maybe it could be "What killed the dodo?", not "Who killed the dodo?"
Comment icon #7 Posted by conspiracysrus on 11 June, 2006, 20:39
the dodo was slow and provided no real sport and tasted really sh**ty. it was not hunted to extinction it was (i saw a documentary some time ago) however starved out and its eggs plundered by the introduction of pigs to the island it lived on.
Comment icon #8 Posted by psyche101 on 12 June, 2006, 2:13
the dodo was slow and provided no real sport and tasted really sh**ty. it was not hunted to extinction it was (i saw a documentary some time ago) however starved out and its eggs plundered by the introduction of pigs to the island it lived on. Regardless, still a shameful chapter in our history. I wonder if good enough remains will be found to start the ball rolling on another cloning project........ From the pics, they look a wee bit like little dinosaurs.
Comment icon #9 Posted by blizno on 12 July, 2006, 15:25
The beak is huge and looks sturdy. I wonder if it could break open a coconut with enough effort. Maybe it ate nuts, cracking them open with that beak. It doesn't look fast enough to run down small animals.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hotoke on 12 July, 2006, 16:08
i totally read the topic title the wrong way


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