Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Interesting debate about the nature of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Was it the top predator ever, or was it just another scavenger cleaning up dead carcasses? There is general agreement that it was carnivorous from the late Cretaceous period in North America. Contemporary thinking is leaning toward the scavenger view. This particular Tyrannosaurus is here to give small children nightmares as it moves, roars, and looks around at the Brookings Children's Museum showing itself ready to devour any youngsters not paying attention.