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Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Like an enormous lizard with a massive body, sharp teeth and jaws so powerful they could crush a car, the Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the most terrifying predators to ever walk the earth.

Although they had very strong thighs for running, the T-rex had much smaller, shorter front legs,  which may have been for slashing viciously at prey.

The name Tyrannosaurus rex literally means ‘king of the tyrant lizards’.

Conservation status | Extinct

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Scientific name

Tyrannosaurus rex






Approximately 28 years

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