Why the name dodofy?
Today, the Dodo is an iconic symbol of extinction and a warning of the dangers of human activity on fragile ecosystems. Although the bird is no longer with us, efforts are being made to preserve the unique biodiversity of Mauritius and other islands in the region, in order to prevent other species from suffering the same fate as the Dodo.
The Dodo was a flightless bird that inhabited the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. It was first discovered by Dutch sailors in the late 16th century, and it became extinct less than a century later due to human activity.
The Dodo was a large, plump bird that stood about 1 meter tall and weighed up to 23 kilograms. It had a distinctive appearance, with a large beak, small wings, and a fluffy, plumed tail. Its feathers were grayish-brown and its legs were short and thick.
The Dodo had no natural predators on the island, which made it easy prey for humans and the animals that they introduced, such as rats, pigs, and monkeys. The birds were hunted for their meat, and their eggs were also collected by sailors and settlers. In addition, the destruction of the Dodo's habitat by humans, who cleared large areas of forest for agriculture and other purposes, contributed to its extinction.
We want to make the world better, not worse! And that's why we call ourselves Dodofy.