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Velociraptor

Pronounced Vell-oss-ee-rap-tore


The velociraptor played a large role in the Jurassic Park movies but was often shown inaccurately. Rather than being a larger, human sized dinosaur, the velociraptor was around the size of a turkey.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Fun Facts

Velociraptors had feathers but could not fly! It is thought that all of today’s birds are descendants of dinosaurs.

The cassowary from Australia is often called the “modern-day velociraptor”.

Key Facts

Diet:
Carnivore
Distribution
Mongolia
Did you know?
Velociraptors had feathers but could not fly! It is thought that all of today’s birds are descendants of dinosaurs.

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