Species include dodo, the carolina parakeet, and the quagga, a plains zebra the process is called 'de-extinction' and poses a number of ethical questions 10 years ago teams brought back extinct.
The dodo has a close relative who is alive today - the nicobar pigeon - and that is why the possibility of their revival is currentdo you think it is a good idea to bring these extinct animals back to life it is a thought provoking idea, but there are questions of habitat to worry about and it is ethically a little muddled. Scientists believe they could bring the likes of dodos back from the dead through cloning experiments in the near future which could see the flightless birds revived from their extinction.
A mummified dodo bird wikimedia commons when they weren't busy hunting, clubbing and roasting dodo birds, the dutch and portuguese settlers of mauritius did manage to ship a few living specimens back to europe. Dodo bird: bringing back the extinct moves too aggressively towards the bird, it will definitely move away from the user, going deeper into the forest, or just vanish from the scene for a little while.
Earth has gone through several mass extinctions, and bringing back many of these creatures could throw the world's ecosystem into chaos there's the question of where these creatures would go, especially since many extinct creatures would have no natural predators, except for humans. Considering the challenges involved in de-extincting the dodo bird, probably not the problem isn't that this poster species for human depredation went extinct over 300 years ago it's that the dodo was restricted to the indian ocean island of mauritius, and hasn't left any close living relatives.
The dodo went extinct in historical times, and we've recovered enough dodo remains to have extracted intact dna we have a very good genetic profile of it the typical method of cloning, applied to the dodo, would be to find a bird which is still extant and which has a similar genetic profile, take one of its eggs and strip all of the genetic. The big bird, which was about a metre tall and weighed up to 18 kilograms, was native to mauritius but became extinct in the 1600s, shortly after humans discovered the island. The bucardo cloning experiment succeeded in that the extinct bucardo was momentarily un-extinct but today the bucardo is as dead as the dodo bird, and the possibility of bringing it back again are only slightly better but there is still hope for the mammoth, which thrived comparatively recently 10,000 years ago.
A similar technique could conceivably be tried with a dodo, perhaps using a nicobar pigeon, the dodo's closest non-extinct relative but the cloned embryo would still have to be implanted into a living creature that can carry it to term (or until the egg is laid, in the case of the pigeon. And in britain, oxford university scientists have obtained genetic data from museum-held remains of the dodo, the flightless indian ocean island bird hunted to extinction by 1680 scientists believe reconstruction would be feasible for most animals for which dna has survived, possibly going back 200,000 years—a limit that would exclude a jurassic park-like revival of the dinosaurs. “gone the way of the dodo” is the all-too-common sigh of remorse uttered when another species joins the growing list of recent extinctions the last dodo bird died on the island of mauritius (located about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of africa, in the indian ocean) over 300 years ago. 10 years ago teams brought back extinct wild goat - it lived for 10 minutes they included the dodo bird, the carolina parakeet, last seen in 1904 in florida, and the quagga, a plains zebra.
The last dodo bird died on the island of mauritius (located about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of africa, in the indian ocean) over 300 years ago it was driven to extinction in the late 1600’s after invasive species out-competed the bird for food and ate its young.
But asked what she’d most like to see brought back, shapiro answers quickly, “the dodo” that’s because there is little doubt that the dodo went extinct in large part because of us.