The Dodo never had a chance. He seems to have been invented for the sole purpose of becoming extinct and that was all he was good for.
We are just beginning to learn that our same old habits, like the exploitation of nonrenewable resources, may make us at one with the auk and the Dodo.sydney j. harris
"And before we judge of them too harshly we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the Dodo, but upon its inferior races. The Tasmanians, in spite of their human likeness, were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination waged by European immigrants, in the space of fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit?."H.G. Wells
Nearly anyone in this line of work would take a bullet for the last pregnant Dodo. But should we not admire the person who, when faced with an overwhelmingly sad reality beyond and personal blame or control, strives valiantly to rescue whatever can be salvaged, rather than retreating to the nearest corner to weep or assign fault?stephen jay gould