Dinosaur World Live is most definitely one of the most fun things to do with kids in Colchester, but before you take your little ones why not share some terrifying facts about the T.Rex.


We know the Tyrannosaurus Rex fascinates children, this is possibly due to its huge size, ferocious nature and regular appearances in popular media. Although not the largest, it is one of the scariest things that ever existed on our planet!


Here are 10 interesting facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex.


Fact 1 –

The name Tyrannosaurus Rex means “king of the tyrant lizards”.


Fact 2 –

Tyrannosaurus Rex walked on two legs, balancing its huge head with a long and heavy tail that sometimes contained over 40 vertebrae.


Fact 3 –

Tyrannosaurus Rex lived about 65 to 70 million years ago in the late cretaceous period.


Fact 4 –

Equipped with a set of 50-60 banana-sized teeth, these expert eaters could bite 100kg of flesh off their victims in a single chomp!


Fact 5 –

Recent studies suggest that, contrary to past assertions, T-Rex probably didn’t have feathers on parts of its body.


Fact 6 –

Tyrannosaurus Rex had strong thighs and a large tail to counterbalance the weight of its skull which was approximately 5 feet. Due to strong thighs, it could run at a rather fast pace ranging from 17 to 40 km/hour.


Fact 7 –

Tyrannosaurus Rex had small arms that were extremely powerful and featured two clawed fingers.


Fact 8 –

Tyrannosaurus Rex were meat eaters. They probably hunted Hadrosaurs and Triceratops. They would have also scavenged – stealing meals from smaller predators.


Fact 9 –

Scientist believe the Tyrannosaurus Rex could run at speeds of up to 40km/h. Whilst they were by no means the fastest dinosaurs (some could sprint at 60km/h), they’d still be able to catch most humans.


Fact 10 –

Tyrannosaurus Rex had very good eyesight by dinosaur standards thanks to special adaptations in its skull. Like humans and birds of prey, T. Rex had “binocular vision,” meaning its eyes looked directly forward and their planes of vision overlapped, enhancing the beast’s depth perception capabilities.


Looking for things to do in Colchester? Come join us and experience a fantastic dinosaur show and enjoy one of the best things to see in Colchester! Showing at the Mercury Theatre on Saturday 18th May to Sunday 19th May. Book your tickets to Dinosaur World Live today!