That humans are to be blamed for the dodos’ extinction in the 16th century can be condemned by the findings from a mass dodo grave unearthed in Mauritius. According to scientists, it is a natural disaster that killed the plump flightless bird long before humans arrived on the Indian Ocean Island!
According to a statement by the researchers,
There are indications that the fossil-rich layer represents the result of natural disaster wiping out a significant part of the Dodo-ecotope.
According to Christian Foo Kune — the owner of the site — the scientists are convinced that a mass dodo death occured, caused possibly by a cyclone or flood, pre-dating the arrival of humans… But, the latest find does not disprove the human theory even!
Via: ABC News