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People are relative newcomers on Mauritius. Thanks to the island’s isolated location in the Indian Ocean, nature had the opportunity to evolve in a unique manner. The most famous example is the dodo bird, which welcomed Dutch explorers in 1598. The goofy giant suffered a well-known fate: within only 7 decades the species had been completely wiped out.
The fact that the most famous inhabitant of Mauritius is an extinct bird perhaps helped garner appreciation for the rest of the island’s fragile nature. Since the last century, many endangered animals have been protected in nature reserves. This is not only good for the falcons, tortoises and bats in question, but has also boosted local tourism. To make sure you don’t miss anything, we provide 3 examples that prove Mauritius is more than just an amazing beach.