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Dodo skeleton sells at auction for $430,000


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And here are 11 more (to date) which we could expect to go up for auction in almost a century:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/11-extinct-animals_n_4078988.html

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She said: "The dodo bones had been collected by a dodo enthusiast for 40 years until he realised he had enough bones to create an almost complete skeleton of this extinct bird.

£346,300 wow his dedication has certainly paid off.

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28 minutes ago, Twin said:

Dodo cloning assured.

A preserved cell would be in order.

But hell, it's Frankendodo... the serial numbers don't even match. How or why that guy collected enough bones over the years is the real mystery.

If that was a car or a rifle, it'd be worthless.

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On 11/25/2016 at 3:46 AM, Likely Guy said:

As a species, we suck. We should try and get better.

 

yep, as long as its not getting better at hunting for fun of it. :angry:

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Museum DNA doesn't work for cloning yet, but it can be usefull to map the genome. So when we will be able to print DNA and will have artificial eggs, we will have the blueprint.

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On 11/24/2016 at 10:35 PM, Likely Guy said:

A preserved cell would be in order.

But hell, it's Frankendodo... the serial numbers don't even match. How or why that guy collected enough bones over the years is the real mystery.

If that was a car or a rifle, it'd be worthless.

I wonder if a preseved cell can be had from a foot or head.

 

The only extant remains of dodos taken to Europe in the 17th century are a dried head and foot in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Among these is a dried head, the only soft tissue of the dodo that remains today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

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