The dodo is one of the most treasured specimens in the Museum's collections. The dodo is now extinct, meaning there aren't any more living on the planet. The last sighting of a dodo was in 1662. The Museum has the only surviving remains of dodo soft tissue that exists anywhere in the world. The dodo's closest living relative today is the colourful Nicobar pigeon, which we think would also look fantastic on the Christmas tree! Find out more about the dodo.