Dinosaur Fun Facts: Tyrannosaurus rex

Tyrannosaurus rex, or “Tyrant Lizard”, one of the largest dinosaurs to have walked the earth, lived 70 million years ago in what is now North America. Weighing in at 7.5 tons, standing 15-20 feet tall and 40 feet long, T. rex was a fierce predator!  This dinosaur’s massive jaws were lined with 50-60 serrated teeth, some measuring 9 inches long. Preserved bone and muscle fragments in T. rex feces show that it took big, bone-crushing bites consuming up to 500 lbs of meat in one bite! Its 4-foot-long jaws were big enough to swallow an adult human!

See this massive meat-eater along with seven other dinosaur species at Dinosaurs Come to Life, a special outdoor exhibit at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland. Due to its popularity, Dinosaurs Come to Life has been extended through the end of October 2011.

Tyrannosaurus rex