Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Tyrannosaurus Rex (or T-Rex, as many of us lovingly call him) was a big predator from North America. when I say big, I mean it was really big. What else could have an appetite for other big dinos of the time such as Edmontosaurus, Anatosaurus, and Triceratops. I could actually imagine him eating the smaller dinosaurs in a single gulp, without having them getting stuck in its throat (ever tried eating a whole boiled egg🥚in a single gulp? I mean who could do that? Perhaps the great Khali can).

So back to the topic of T-Rex. It was a ferocious hunter, but (and I am bit ashamed to say this) at times it could be really mean and snatch the hunts of other predatory dinosaurs. This dino had (and don’t be scared) immensely strong, bone crushing teeth and that means that he could bite your face off in a single bite. The bite force of T-Rex was 12000 PSI (pounds per square inches), compared to 3700 PSI, the bite force of a modern day crocodile 🐊. Its powerful jaws had 60 teeth, each one up to 20cm (8 inches) long.

The T-Rex roamed on this earth in the late Cretaceous, 68-66 million years ago. Its fossils were found in Canada & USA. It weighed 7000kg which is about twice of the weight of a modern day hippopotamus 🦛.

In the 1993 Hollywood movie Jurassic Park, the rex was shown to have a kangaroo like stance, but recent studies tell us that it had a dynamic, athletic stance.