The fearsome Utahraptor, first found in Utah in case you didn’t know, resembles a large feathered Velocirpator, only much bigger. Roaming the Earth during the Early Cretaceous period around 125 million years ago, the Utahraptor could grow up to twenty-three feet long and six feet tall at the hip. It is believed this carnivore is one of the dinosaurs related, after much downsizing, to today’s birds. From an exhibit at the Brevard Zoo.
McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach, Florida, hosted an exhibit of dinosaur recreations called Roar of the Dinosaur by the very talented artist Guy Darrough. As a fan of all things paleontological, having this exhibit in the backyard, so to speak, was not to be missed. So in the best procrastinating fashion it was almost on the last day of the four-month long exhibit that the journey was made to see these reptilian relics one hot afternoon. Cofounded in 1932 […]
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