Dinosaurs had relatively lightweight, flexible skulls with lots of holes. These holes had several purposes. They cut down on the weight of the skulls so that they were not too heavy, and they helped carnivores keep bones from breaking while eating a squirming meal. Ceratopsians, like Triceratops, are the exception; they had very large solidly built skulls. Their complex, lightweight construction makes it extremely hard to find complete dinosaur skulls now. They break up easily during the fossilization process.
DINOSAURS ROAR TO LIFE IN WORLD'S LARGEST ANIMATRONIC
DINOSAUR PARK AT KINGS ISLAND
Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island features more than 60 life-sized dinosaurs in a 12.5 acre Jurassic forest setting, including 56 animatronic models.
Highlights of Dinosaurs Alive! include the vicious-looking Irritator and its cousins the Baryonyx and the Spinosaurus, the lizard-like Stegosaurus, the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex, the three-horned Triceratops and the flying Pteranodon.
Four of the dinosaurs have interactive consoles which allow guests to guide dinosaur movement so they can see how scientists believe each dinosaur moved its arms, tail, mouth and eyes. There is also an excavation site replica, a kids’ paleontological dig site where visitors can uncover prehistoric fossils, and a 1,500 square-foot dinosaur-themed gift shop.
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