What did a baby T-Rex look like? And what evidence do we have to help figure that out? In preparation for T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, AMNH experts used cutting-edge scientific research and modern-day animal references—ostriches, emus, cassowaries, Komodo dragons, turtles, and more—to construct an eye-opening presentation of the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex.
In the AMNH video above, paleontologist and museum curator Mark Norell and preparators Jason Brougham, Rebecca Meah, and Hannah Rawe explain how they created life-sized adult, juvenile, and baby T-rex models.
How did a fluffy little critter turn into a massive killing machine? Every terrifying T. rex was once a helpless hatchling. And all tyrannosaurs evolved from smaller ancestors—some little bigger than this one as adults. The full tyrannosaur story spans 100 million years of evolution and includes dozens of species discovered around the world—including T. rex, uncovered in Montana in 1905 by American Museum of Natural History fossil hunter Barnum Brown.
Follow this video with the BBC’s rebuilding a real T. Rex with scientific research & new tech and AMNH’s Dinosaurs Among Us.
T. rex: The Ultimate Predator will run from March 11, 2019 to August 9, 2020.