So after re-reading our introduction to Mauritius, I realized there were two things I forgot. First, the Dodo bird was natural to Mauritius- with great sadness, it is now extinct. But, it is a symbol of the island, and you can buy their likeness everywhere- and we did, on towels and carvings:-). Here is information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo.
Second, what does Mauritius look like? Well, here is a map. I mentioned the 4 areas we visited: Grand Baie in the north, Flik en Flak in the west, Le Morne in the south (look for Paradis on the lower left) and Blue Bay on the east (look for Shandrani)