Stuffed Dodo

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Re: Stuffed Dodo

Postby johnnieAstro » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 5:23 pm

LS1 wroteColonWas it not just Dodo bones? I seem to remember the bones of part of a Dodo skeleton when the museum was in the Municipal Buildings, but never a stuffed dodo. They had a stuffed Tasmanian Tiger (which are also extinct) but not sure if it was transferred to the current museum location.


Even if it is only the bones, that is still the point they were there, and I haven't been dreaming, and you are confirming my memory.

I can't remember any precise details, so there may have been bones and a picture, but if they are genuine Dodo bones the Museum will be interested.

Lots of the items they have are listed on card indexes, or not even listed at all, they have thousands of bits and bobs scattered around the City in storage.
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Re: Stuffed Dodo

Postby Geordie-exile » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 7:19 pm

There are or were bones - they are pictured next to the tiger in my link to dodoquest that Leo's search on Bing had brought up, above the picture of the dodo in La Rochelle.

But what I remember was a life-size dodo in a glass case in the museum. Probably a mock up of course. If memory serves it was against a wall on the right of the main room [as it was then].
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Re: Stuffed Dodo

Postby Geordie-exile » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 7:24 pm

Here it is again:
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Re: Stuffed Dodo

Postby Bruno » Tue 12 Apr, 2016 7:34 pm

The text accompanying the La Rochelle example states clearly that it's a model, not a stuffed example.

My pen pal in the 1970s was in La Rochelle, so perhaps there is some link between our cities? I know our official twin city in France is Lille, but is it possible that the model dodo in LR was lent by Leeds?
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