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In Africa, found the skeleton of a rare bird

June 25 2006

Scientists claim to have found on the island of Mauritius is part of the skeleton of the Dodo - a large flightless bird. This kind of ceased to exist more than 300 years ago.

According to scientists, first found fully preserved bones which could shed light on how the extinct dodo.

Last year, at the same place were found a few bones dodo, but the current finding is considered more "important".

It is believed that European settlers hunted too heavily on the dodo, which led to their disappearance.

Preserved skeleton of birds on Mauritius has not yet been found, and the last full set of bones was destroyed in a fire at a museum in Oxford in 1755, BBC reported.

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