Recommended for ages 3+
Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest known theropod dinosaurs. It lived in what is now western North America in the latest Cretaceous Period (68-66 million years ago). Tyrannosaurus rex, often called ‘T. rex,’ lived right up to the end of the Cretaceous Period, so was one of the last dinosaurs to have lived on earth. Tyrannosaurus babies had to learn how to defend themselves against predators and hunt on their own soon after hatching. Each dinosaur replica is amazingly detailed, hand painted for realism and designed to stimulate the imagination.
- Scientific name: Tyrannosaurus rex meaning ‘tyrant lizard’ and ‘king’
- Characteristics: Tyrannosaurus, was large (at least 40 feet long), stout and muscular (5-6 metric tons). It ran on its thick hind legs. Its huge jaws contained lots of sharp, six inch long teeth. Each tooth had a serrated blade on both the front and back edges that could easily have cut through any prey. Its front limbs were tiny and its hands had only two little fingers. We don’t know what these fingers were for, but they were far too small and weak to walk on, fight off other dinosaurs, or grasp prey.
- The Tyrannosaurus Rex is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free