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The dodo

Dodo foot bones

The Oxford dodo
We all know the dodo is extinct, but did you know that there are very few remains of the dodo left to look at today? In fact, the bones and skin samples at the Museum in Oxford are probably the most complete set of remains held by any museum around the world.
This photograph shows the foot bones of the dodo. It belonged to a dodo that was brought to London in the 1630s. We can use it and other specimens to find out more about what the dodo looked like. There are displays on the dodo at the museum if you are coming to visit us.

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