Dodo Museum
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Dodo Museum in Port Louis at the Mauritius Institute

A 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 17th century.

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.

Tip: Entrance to this Museum is free of charge. Ample parking space available on the other side of the road at the Caudan Waterfront