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New exhibition at the Schallaburg: the dodo was too harmless

A magnificent bird was too good-natured when traveling Europeans began to take an interest in it.


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Reconstruction of a dodo in the Natural History Museum in Vienna.

The dodo was one of the first beings to suffer as a traveler. It is reported that he was good-natured and even approached people because he did not know any enemies. Even when more and more travelers from Europe came to his homeland and caught this flightless, up to twenty kilogram heavy super bird and tried to take it with him as a souvenir or killed someone else out of joke, the dodos did not make a rebellion in Mauritius. So this trusting relative of the pigeon survived the travel and …

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Accessed on March 19, 2021 at 10:55 am on https://www.sn.at/kultur/bildende-kunst/neue-ausstellung-auf-der-schallaburg-der-dodo-war-zu-harmlos-101302036

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