Dodo Bird: Bringing Back the Extinct

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ABSTRACT Dodo bird, known as a rather plump bird, and viewed as the 'stupid bird ' by many, as it was believed to have no means of protection or doubt when it comes to human contact, has been long extinct since the 17 th century. The dodo bird had a large, hooked beak and had a very distinctive look from all other bird species. It was a flightless bird, despite its large body, the dodo bird only had small, weak wings which could not lift them into the air. Too few bones and relics of the bird remain today. Scientists still can 't estimate the exact size of the dodo bird, all because of the incomplete skeletons of the bird. That is a problem, a scarcity of information about this unique bird, when it is known as the competitor of the dinosaur, as 'symbol of extinction ' and who is more popular in that sense. The application that I am building for my final year project will simulate the dodo bird, enabling it to interact with users. It will have a realism style on the look, as to cater its target audience of the young adults and adults (18- 30 year olds) which would go for the realistic features that will make it believable. That needs a thorough study on how the dodo used to behave back then, when they were still around. This research study, will help provide all the necessary information needed.



1.1 Introduction 1.2 Background 1.3 Problem Statement 1.4 Research Questions 1.5 Aim and Objective 1.6 Significance of the Study 1.7 Scope of the Study 1.8 Research Process 1.9 Summary

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Dodo Bird: Bringing Back the Extinct

1.1 Introduction

Dodo is an interactive application that is built with the intent to let its users 'meet ' with the Dodo bird, who has been extinct since the 17th century. Having meeting with the bird, the application aims to somehow bring Dodo bird back to

References: 1. Effie Salem, (2009) The Dodo Bird and How The Extinct Bird Meet Its End 2. Hillary Mayell, (2002) National Geographic News: Extinct Dodo Related to Pigeons, DNA Shows 3. Alastair Jamieson, (2009) Uncovered: 350 Year Old Picture of Dodo Before It Was Extinct 4. Jerry Bergman, (2005) The History of the Dodo Bird and the Cause of Its Extinction 5. 6. Oxford University Museum of Natural History: The Oxford Dodo Lee Kheng Hock, (2005) Flight of the Dodo Bird 12

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