Tyrannosaurus Rex – Discovery For Kids

Tyrannosaurus rex was 40 feet long, weighed in at 6 tons and stood 15 feet high. Enormous, powerful legs could have stepped over a car in a single stride. Four-foot jaws, raggedly studded with 7-inch teeth could crush bone and consume 500 pounds in a single bite. Clearly this was the ultimate predator — the undisputed master of its Cretaceous world.

Or not. One of the world's top paleontologists says T. rex was not a hunter at all. The fiercest giant of dinosaur lore was but a well-designed scavenger that had much more in common with buzzards and hyenas than with lions and tigers.