The dodo bird was a real bird that was first seen on the island of Mauritius by Dutch sailors in 1598. It was friendly since it had never been threatened by humans and couldn’t fly. But it was was thought tasty by the sailors so by 1668 it was extinct. The disheveled last stuffed dodo was thrown away by an English museum in 1755. Only a few skeletons exist, but they are made from bones from several birds. About 12 composites exist. Another composite dodo skeleton from a private collector was sold November 22, 2016, by Summers Place Auctions in Sussex, England. The price, $430,953. Since the Mauritian government banned the export of dodo bones, there will probably never be another. (See Kovels Komments, June 7, June 14 and July 5, 2007.)