Which extinct animal was so rare, it was thought to be mythical?

Quiz Question: Which extinct animal was so rare, it was thought to be mythical?

The given options are as follows:

  • Tasmanian devil
  • Ivory-billed woodpecker
  • Dodo bird

The correct answer is: Dodo bird

Fact: These large, mostly flightless birds evolved without natural predators on isolated Mauritius. When Dutch sailors found the isle 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.

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