Quiz Question: Which extinct animal was so rare, it was thought to be mythical?
The given options are:
- Tasmanian devil
- Dodo bird
- Ivory-billed woodpecker
Info: These large, mostly flightless birds evolved without natural predators on the isolated island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. When Dutch sailors found Mauritius in the 16th century, the dodo birds’ eggs fell prey to the rats, cats, dogs and hogs that the sailors brought with them. Many drawings of the birds survived, but few specimens made it off Mauritius alive, leading some to think the dodo was a work of fiction.