The dinosaurs definitely have a lot of secrets to unveil! And even with regard to their greatest ambassador: we are of course talking about the terrible Tyrannosaurus Rex (often abbreviated as T-Rex). Popularized with the release of Steven Spielberg's film Jurassic Park in 1993, the T-Rex is seen as one of the most terrifying creatures ever to walk the earth on our planet. But you'll see he was actually not as scary as he looked ...
Recent research has indeed revealed that the Tyrannosaurus Rex could almost be cute, at least in his "Baby phase". Thanks to the many data collected by scientists, theAmerican Museum of National History New York has modeled a T-Rex of a few weeks, and it is quickly realized that his side fierce and warlike take a shot.
Out of his egg, the T-Rex would be covered with a small fluff, which would then disappear as it grows. Thus, the latest research paleontologists reveal that even adult, remains of this down would still be found on the skull, neck and tail of the "terrible" Tyrannosaurus. The study also reveals that 60% tyrannosaur babies did not survive their first year, because of predators and lack of food.
The museum has also modeled the different growth phases of the T-Rex and it is clear that this famous down, which was not found in the representations until then of the dinosaur, reveals another facet of the creature.
In any case, if you are visiting New York, know that an exceptional exhibition entitled "T-Rex, The Ultimate Predator" stands at theAmerican Museum of National History from March 11 to August 9, 2019. What to know more about this creature that feeds the imagination of dinosaur lovers for decades ...
This is what a T-Rex baby looks like
A teenager T-Rex
An adult T-Rex
Imagined by: American Museum of Natural History