I’m currently living with a baby dinosaur. The noises he makes – gurgles, hiccoughs, squeaks, grunts, sighs, squeals and grumbles – are primal, almost prehistoric. And his little mouth is like a tiny pterodactyl or elephant – that kind of beaky but human shape. 508 more words
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I’m pleased so many parents want their children to see the dinosaurs. But not when they make me queue.
My visit to the Natural History Museum, which ironically saw me taking my own parents out, involved lots of waiting around, weaving through crowds and dodging photos – my three London bugbears. 413 more words
A new addition inside the Natural History Museum’s Exhibition Road entrance in South Kensington, the 150 million-year-old Stegosaurus stenops - the first complete dinosaur specimen to go on display in the museum in almost 100 years – is the only… 178 more words
While the Stegosaurus happily competes with both the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Diplodocus as being every other child’s favourite dinosaur, it may come as a surprise to learn that as well as being relatively rare in its own time, it has always remained something of an enigma, our lack of knowledge – about its weight, the purpose of those enormous plates, or even how it managed to eat – complicated by a worldwide scarcity of well-preserved skeletons. 461 more words