Spinosaurus facts for kids

Spinosaurus was a friendly, fish-loving dinosaur… or was it? Perhaps it was the worst carnivore ever? Decide for yourself after watching Dino Park – fun dinosaur facts for kids with Daddy Donut. This time: Spinosaurus facts for kids. Enjoy!


Let’s talk about a monster. The biggest, baddest meat-eater of them all. The walking nightmare: Spinosaurus.

You think T-rex is big and scary? Well, here is a hyper-carnivore that was even bigger… Spinosaurus was huge! And it’s more scary than a T-rex. It looked terrifying with its long crocodile-like scull and jaws with deadly teeth.

Remember T-rex tiny arms? Well, look at those massive arms with its huge claws!

Spinosaurus is 100 million years old, so T-rex and Spinosaurus never met. Spinosaurus is 40 million years older than T.rex and  Spinosaurus is an African dinonsaur. T-rex lived in North America.

Let’s take a look at the Spinosaurus back. It had sort of a sail, or a fin – something that made it unique in the group of big theropods. The sail might have controlled the body temperature. [Happy] But it could also have been there just to make it look cool.

SOME scientists, believe Spinosaurus didn’t have a sail but a hump, that could store fat, like the hump of camel.

Spinosaurus has only RECENTLY become one of the most ‘Famous dinosaurs. We didn’t know much about it before because there were not enough bones found.

But it was the star of the movie “Jurassic Park III” and after that it became very popular.

Although Spinosaurus is often described as a brutal killing machine, SOME believe it actually fed on fish.

I think that ruins all the fun! I prefer to think of Spinosaurus as the ultimate monster.

T-rex is cool and scary. And I love T-rex. I even joke about it sometimes. But this guy… just sends a chill down my spine. “Spine”? Oh, maybe that’s why they named it “Spinosaurus”.

Spinosaurus – the African monster that sends shivers down your spine.
Then it eats your spine!


Here is a link to the dinosaur exhibiton where Dino Park was filmed: http://www.aworldofdinosaurs.com
This wonderful dinosaur museum is located outside Kalmar, Sweden where I live. It’s a must-see exhibition for dinosaur lovers.

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