Meet the Dinos

January 11, 2019
Dinosaurs once walked the Earth. Find out about the giant reptiles.
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Close your eyes. Imagine the Earth millions of years ago. Giant reptiles ruled the planet. Now join TFK as we travel back in time. Let’s explore the world of dinosaurs!

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This is a Tyrannosaurus rex. It was one of the largest dinosaurs. It was a meat eater. It had sharp claws and teeth. It preyed on other animals.

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Diplodocus

The Diplodocus was long. It was about the length of two school buses. It ate plants. Its long neck helped it reach leaves.

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Heterodontosaurus

Other plant-eating dinos stood tall on two feet. This dino’s fingers helped it grasp food. It ate from treetops. It may have eaten small animals too.

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Triceratops

The Triceratops traveled in herds. The dinosaur looked for plants to eat. Triceratops had three horns. (Tri means “three.”) Horns helped it defend itself from predators.

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These are paleontologists. They are scientists. They help us learn about life long ago. They study the fossils of dinosaurs and plants.

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Did You Know?

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The word dinosaur means “terrible lizard.” It comes from the Greek language.