Dodos in 3D: Laser scans recreate extinct bird

Remember the dodo bird? Me neither, and that’s sad. But if it’s any consolation, scientists have recently created virtual 3D models of the extinct birds by scanning a pair of dodo skeletons with lasers, The Dodo reports. The birds, which lived on the island of Mauritius, were driven to extinction by humans in the 1700s. Despite the massive size of its beak, scientists believe the dodo was a mostly peaceful creature feasting primarily on crabs and seeds. The researchers have made the scan publicly available.

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