Ever wondered what it’s like in a day in the life of a dinosaur? Before we start lets look at some basic dinosaur facts!
What was it like to be a dinosaur?
Dinosaurs walked around slowly, eating, and going to the bathroom all day everyday. They weren’t necessarily violent, even the meat-eaters. Most of the time they were just looking for a meal!
When dinosaurs were not hunting, eating or sleeping they would communicate with one another. Communications likely included hoots and hollers, cracking sounds, dance and song, and even symbolic love calls made with showy plumage – like peacocks today!
Most dinosaurs slept at night just like our current animal kingdom. The nocturnal dinosaurs would hunt at night, but the majority of dinosaurs would be awake during the day.
New research suggests that some dinosaurs did all of their hunting at night. Studies of the eyes of existing birds and reptiles with different daily activity patterns were compared with similar parts in dinosaur fossils.
The results suggest that small, meat-eating dinosaurs were nocturnal (night timers); large, plant-eating dinosaurs tended to explore both during the day and at night.
Our dinosaurs do a lot of that too, but their favourite part of the day is when they get to meet lots of new friends at theatres across the UK!
Are you looking for attractions and things to do with kids in Oxford? Want to experience a day with dinosaurs? Join us at Dinosaur World Live for a fun day out with the kids at the Oxford Playhouse.