When Kylie Ferguson was on a trip to Badlands National Park in third grade, she discovered a fossilized skull of a nimravid, an animal that evolved a similar form to sabre-toothed cats through parallel evolution. The then-7-year-old had also stumbled upon a 32-million-year-old murder mystery.
In this promo clip from Prehistoric Road Trip, Field Museum Chief Curiosity Correspondent and The Brain Scoop host Emily Graslie talks with Ferguson almost a decade after the discovery was made. They also learn more about how the animal met its end.
Go on a summer road trip through the heart of America’s dinosaur country with more from Prehistoric Road Trip on WTTW.com or on PBS.
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