Friday, April 03, 2015

The "Delft Dodo" at Naturalis

Read more about this skeleton in this 1988 article.

From the label:
Literally a strange bird in the collection of minerals and ores, this skeleton of a dodo. It is the only dodo skeleton in the Netherlands. The bird lived on the African island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar. In 1940, the former museum of the faculty of Mining bought the skeleton in Paris. The dodo itself was already extinct about 250 years. Of the skeleton have been recreated the missing bones from plaster and along with the real bones brown dyed. Recently, the real difference so it is good to see. cleaned up,

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