A 350-year-old picture of the now extinct Dodo bird is prepared to go up for auction on July 9th, 2009. The picture of the awkward (and ugly) looking bird is said to date back to the late 1600s.
The Dodos were greatly affected by the changing world, and as new animals were put into their habitats, they slowly died down. After all their habitats had been destroyed, it was only a matter of time (around 1700) that the bird became extinct.
There is not much known about the picture except that it was drawn at the 17th century Dutch school by an unknown artist. Directly above the bird reads “Dronte” (Dodo…DUH!).
The ancient Dodo sketch is expected for fetch over $6000 at the auction at Christie’s in London.