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The dodo has been extinct for over 350 years. This means that there are no more dodo birds left on earth. Even though they are no longer with us, there are so many interesting facts to learn about this bird! The dodo bird lived on the island of Mauritius, which is off the coast of the continent of Africa. The dodo birds were grey in colour. They were about 3 feet tall, and they weighed 22-40 pounds.

They have very small wings but they could not fly. Dodo birds were flightless birds because they did not have any predators (animals or human). 

In the 1500s, explorers from Portugal (the first humans on the island) arrived on Mauritius. We know a lot about the dodo birds from the findings of the Portuguese explorers.  

Lucy and Sophie

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