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Who killed the dodo ?
Posted on Sunday, 11 June, 2006 |
For such an iconic animal, it seems strange that we know next to nothing about the dodo - except, of course, that it is dead.
We don't know how it lived, what it ate, how many eggs it sat on or even whether it was fat or thin.
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#1 Posted by
on 11 June, 2006, 11:26
Now I wonder if we will find out if the Dodo really was that fat.
#2 Posted by
on 11 June, 2006, 15:25
Over hunting was the main cause of extinction...like what happened to giant tortoises.
#3 Posted by
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!
#4 Posted by
on 11 June, 2006, 16:42
What do you guys think the Dodo ate. My guess would be small animals andmabe fruit.
#5 Posted by
on 11 June, 2006, 17:04
It could have eaten people. Just a thought... Maybe brains... I dunno...
#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?"
#7 Posted by
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.
#8 Posted by
on 12 June, 2006, 2:13
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.
#9 Posted by
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.
#10 Posted by
on 12 July, 2006, 16:08
i totally read the topic title the wrong way
to post a comment.
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