The dodo is a species of flightless bird in the Animal Crossing series, first introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The two dodos are Orville and Wilbur, both of whom are special characters who work at the Airport, though it is suggested that there are more dodo characters. If the player uses the island designer app while trying to open the airport gates or go on a flight, Orville will close the player's app and mention that dodos from other airports make fun of them if they forget this step.
Orville and Wilbur's names are derived from the names of the Wright Brothers, who built the world's first successful motor airplane. Their service and names are a playful tease on the dodo's inability to fly. The dodo is the first species introduced in Animal Crossing that is extinct in the real world. Its closest living relative is the Nicobar pigeon.