Is Dodo extinct?

The Dodo is an extinct species of flightless birds that primarily inhabited the island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean.

It was earlier believed that excessive hunting by humans was the cause of the Dodo’s extinction, but recent studies show that human activities along with the introduction of animals, including dogs, pigs, cats, rats, and crab-eating macaques destroyed the Dodos habitat and nesting ground. 

It assumed that Dodo became extinct around the year 1662, although sightings were reported around the 19th century as well. Still the year 1662 is widely accepted as the year of Dod’s extinction.

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