Scientists look to bring back dodo bird after hundreds of years
Scientists at the genetic engineering company made famous for its mission to bring back the wooly mammoth are embarking on a new mission.
The dodo bird.
Colossal Biosciences — tweeting this morning that it’s launching an Avian Genomics Group — with its first mission to de-extinct the iconic bird.
The dodo was discovered on an island off the east coast of Africa more than 500 years ago.
They were killed for food — with pigs and other animals that were brought to the island eating the eggs.
The last dodo was killed in 16-81.
This is far from Colossal’s first experience with de-extinction.
In addition to the wooly mammoth — the company has also announced plans to bring back the Tasmanian tiger.