It is a complete skeleton of a long-extinct Dodo bird. Scientists claim to have found it. Then no humans lived there. The Dodo then used to romp Mauritius, where they were native to. It was in 1663, when the last sighting of a live bird was recorded.
The bones of the bird were found on a sugar cane plantation on the island of Mauritius off the east coast of Madagascar, by an international team of researchers. Including bones from 20 Dodo birds and chicks, 700 bones are found there. They have presented their findings at the National Museum of Natural History in the Dutch city of Leiden.
This is claimed to be the first time that a complete skeleton of a single Dodo bird have been retrieved from an archaeological site in Mauritius. Leaving only partial skeletons and drawings of the bird, the last known stuffed bird was destroyed in a 1755 fire at a museum in Oxford, England.
Estimated to be 2,000 to 3,000-years-old, better samples could be retrieved from the latest find, believing that there are many more at the site. The Dodo can be better placed in relation to other species, after retrieving the DNA materials.