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The story of the dodo (Raphus cucullatus) begins with Portuguese sailors who first laid eyes on these remarkable creatures around 1507. Little did they know that this encounter would mark the beginning of an extraordinary journey in history. Unfortunately, the dodo's fate took a tragic turn, as it faced relentless hunting by sailors and invasive species, coupled with the loss of its natural habitat. Tragically, the dodo's tale drew to a close with the last widely accepted sighting occurring in the year 1662. Though its existence is now a part of history, its memory continues to live on.
Our Dodo Plush Toy pays homage to this magnificent bird that once roamed the island of Mauritius. The Dodo was approximately a metre tall, and flightless. As with the real dodo, our plush version sports small, useless wings. A tuft of curly feathers graces the rear end of our plush, mirroring the dodo's unique characteristics.
This Dodo Plush Toy isn't just a toy; it's a piece of history. Whether you're a collector, a nature enthusiast, or simply someone with an appreciation for the wonders of the natural world, our plush dodo is a charming and educational addition to your collection. Remember and celebrate the extraordinary dodo with our lovingly crafted plush toy.
Skeleton cast and model of the Dodo at the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Image by BazzaDaRambla.
Approximately 35cm high. Wire legs allow positioning.
This is not a toy. Not suitable for children under the age of 36 months.