Interesting Animal - The Dodo

According to a study carried out by the WWF (World Wildlife Federation) 25% of Brits believe that the dodo still exists.

(The unfortunate flightless bird actually became extinct over 400 years ago, and yet 14 per cent of the respondents believe it is currently under threat from hunters, whilst 12% said it was not even endangered!.

% OF RESPONDENTS THAT MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED THE BELOW AS ENDANGERED SPECIES
Red Admiral butterfly           38%
Red kangaroo                        36%
Swan                                       28%
Weever fish                            28%
Crane fly                                 21%
Flamingo                                20%
Fresian cow                           19%
Grey squirrel                          19%
Highland cattle                      17%


% OF RESPONDENTS THAT MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED THE BELOW ENDANGERED SPECIES AS NOT ENDANGERED

Fin whale                              48%
Green turtle                         42%
Asian elephant                    37%
Bonobo chimpanzee          35%
Mountain gorilla                  26%
Bornean orangutan            25%
Hawksbill turtle                   25%
Snow leopard                      22%
Giant panda                         17%
Bengal tiger                         16%
Black rhino                           12%

% OF RESPONDENTS THAT MISTAKENLY IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING EXTINCT SPECIES:

Brachiosaurus                    14% said it was ‘not endangered’ and 19% said
                                               ‘endangered’

Dodo                                  12% said it was ‘not endangered’ and 14% said 
                                               ‘endangered’

So much for the saying, "As dead as a dodo".)

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