We were fascinated by recent news that an almost complete skeleton of a dodo was sold at auction for an incredible £280,000! The first to come up in over 100 years.
It took four decades for the anonymous Dodo enthusiast to compile enough bones to create a 95% complete skeleton, of which there are said to be only 12 others around the world, one of which we've been lucky enough to see in person at The Dodo museum in Mauritius. Although it wasn’t the collector’s original intention to put together a complete dodo, he describes the moment he realised he could construct one in a lifelike pose as completely extraordinary! One can only imagine the hours he spent in his workshop piecing it all together.
His collection started in the 70’s with the acquisition of a Dodo foot bone which he bought for it’s beauty. The collector is now said to be shocked at the publicity the sale has generated, proving the Dodo is one of the most iconic of the extinct species and highlights the ugly side of mankind’s actions. However, it’s so good to see the love for it is now stronger than ever!