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Why are dodo birds extinct?

about 9 years ago about All Locations

it is a bird with a kinda long beak but midlength

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    White settlement of their home, Mauritius, introduced predators and diseases to which they had not been previously exposed. Their habitat (forests) was also significantly reduced. Also, being flightless and a bit cumbersome they were easy prey to hunters (although the meat was said not to be very good). It's a classic case of human intervention in the natural environment.
    Fortunately Mauritius has survived the colonisation by various European nations and is now an independent, relatively trouble-free destination with a welcoming population. It has one of the highest per capita incomes of any African nation. about 9 years ago

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    They never encoutered humans before, so their lack of fear of humans meant that they were easy prey about 9 years ago

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