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Other Extinct Animals
by: Susan B., Grade: 3


The Dodo Bird or Raphus Cucullatus was a flightless bird native to the Island of Mauritias. The closest relatives to the dodo bird are pigeons and doves even though dodo birds were much larger in size. On averge Dodo birds stood 3ft. tall and weighted about 40lb. Unfortunatly due to agressive human population Dodo birds became extinct in the late 17th century.


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