Came across an article titled "Could scientists resurrect the dodo bird?" and it made me wonder: suppose there was a mesorah that the Dodo bird was kosher before it went extinct in 1681.
If we in 2019/2020 were able to bring back this Dodo bird, would it again fall under its previous mesorah and be permissible for us to eat again?
Couple of larger questions that could contribute to the answer:
Would written/ documented mesorah serve as enough proof OR do we literally need people passing it down from generation to generation
Once the mesorah for a bird is gone it's gone forever OR it could potentially be "reawakened"?