The dodo is an extinct flightless bird. It was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The dodo was about 1 metre tall and may have weighed 10.6-21.1 kg. The dodo ate nuts, seeds, bulbs and roots. The dodo might have eaten crabs and shellfish. The dodo’s appearance in life is evidenced only by drawings, paintings and written accounts from the 17th century.