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Mauritius: The Mauritius Dodo bones auctioned in England




Bones of femur and pelvis belonging to legendary endemic dronte or Dodo, disappeared for over 300 years in Mauritius have been auctioned at a sale last week in England for a starting price of around 30,000 pounds (35,595 euros).

The bones in possession of a private collector are part found during excavations in 1886 fragments at Mare aux Songes in the South of Mauritius, by a British schoolmaster George Clarke, as shown in British newspaper Daily Mail.
 
As a reminder, corpulent with a curved beak, weighing about 20 kg, measuring just over 70 inches tall and perched on short legs shaped fins, clumsy and obese Dodo was the victim of an all-out hunt for its tender flesh.

Mauritius: The Mauritius Dodo bones auctioned in England

Mauritius: The Mauritius Dodo bones auctioned in England



Fabrice François


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