Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Fauna of Mauritius

Mauritius has (and had) a lot of unique sets of plants and animals. Unfortunately the most famous one is already extinct (since the time of the Dutch), the Dodo. Though this might not be the case in the near future. It is somewhat strange to find the dodo club in Australia instead though. Here some of these unique specimens (will post the flora part later): The Giant Turtle of Mauritius (also known as the Aldabra Tortoise) ©David M.Barron/oxygengroup The Pink Pigeon picture from encyclopedia of mauritius The Mauritian Kestrel picture from encyclopedia of mauritius Echo Parakeet picture from encyclopedia of mauritius Paille-en-Queue (White Tailed Tropic Bird) - Logo of Air Mauritius picture from encyclopedia of mauritius My favourite.

2 comments:

Fayrouz said...

These are great photos. Thank you for sharing your native country with us.

H.N.K said...

this is so nice!