Cristy Burne

Science writer, children's author, editor

Tyrannosaurs!

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I feed my kids to a hungry tyrannosaur

I feed my kids to a hungry tyrannosaur

ROAR!

Great news! I’m writing the text panels for an exhibition on TYRANNOSAURS with the Australian Museum. I never knew there were so many species of tyrannosaur! T. rex had cousins, and lots of them.

Things I’ve learned so far:

– Dinosaurs like T. rex may not have had vocal chords. Which means they probably went raging through the jungle, roaring whimpering gnashing their teeth.

Dinosaurs aren’t actually extinct! The hot theory is that avian dinosaurs (A.K.A birds) survived the mass extinction and evolved in to chickens and emus.

– And while we’re on the subject of birds, dinosaurs probably had feathers. Cute, fluffy, fuzzy feathers. Even the blood-crazed meat-eating giants. How adorable!

Seriously, dinosaurs have a lot of secrets for dudes who’ve been dead for hundreds of millions of years.

The exhibition opens late 2013 and it’s going to be AWESOME.
Think up-close-and-personal Walking with Dinosaurs. Think OMG I hope I don’t wet my pants.
It’s going to be scary (and fascinating)(and seriously interactive).

See you there!

 

Author: cristyburne

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One thought on “Tyrannosaurs!

  1. Pingback: Tyrannosaurs: Meet my text panels – the Australian Museum tyrannosaurs exhibition | Takeshita Demons

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