The Possibility of Cloning Extinct Species
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December 6th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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There were no predators. Nothing native to Mauritius was a threat to the Dodo. The only things that ended killing them off were people and pests introduced to the island by people.
I'm pretty sure the 'calling other birds over' thing is a myth too, just exaggerated over time. The entire species was wiped out from a presumably stable population to zero in around 75 years - which is ridiculously quick. People were hunting them for
rather than food.
On another note, the Dodo would be much easier to clone/breed/reintroduce than the black rhino simply because of it's size. Much easier to care for a medium sized bird than it is to car for a car-sized rhino.
Oh is that so, well I suppose you're right then. Forget what I said earlier, I learned it in school but maybe it was outdated or just bad information.
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