right turn from the Government House in Port Louis will bring you
to the Dodo museum (Mauritius Institute), where old sketches and
skeletons of the legendary bird are showcased.
The dodo has lived peacefully
on the island, eating fruits until the Dutch settled on the
island and feasted on the flesh of the dodo, between the 16th and
The dodo was a fairly easy prey, for it was defenceless
and could not fly given its heavy weight and sluggish nature.
Rats on board the Dutch vessels further contributed
to their extinction by eating the eggs of the dodo.
Entrance to this Museum
is free of charge. Ample parking space available on the other side of the road at the Caudan Waterfront