Name: Velociraptor
How to Say: Veh-loss-ih-rap-tor
Name Meaning: Swift seizer
First Discovered: 1923
Size: 3 Feet Tall and 7 Feet Long
Weight: 35 lbs, the equivalent of a Kindergartner
How Old: 75 Million Years Ago in the Cretaceous Period
Habitat: Found in China
Diet: Carnivore, meat eating diet. Most likely was a scavenger of already killed animals

5 Quick Facts about the Velociraptor

  1. The Velociraptor was featured in the movie Jurassic Park. In real life, the Velociraptor was considerably smaller than what was shown in the movie.
  2. The Velociraptor is known to have feathers covering their bodies.
  3. The second digit of the Velociraptor claw was used as a slashing weapon.
  4. The Velociraptor lived in hot dry areas.
  5. An interesting discovering in 1973, showed the Velociraptor attacking a Protoceratops. They both died together with the armored head of the Protoceratops piercing the chest of the Velociraptor.

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True or False:The Velociraptor was roughly the size of a turkey.
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