Vincent the Velociraptor

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Amineh.N, T3 Science

Velociraptor

Lived 85-80 million years ago

During the Cretaceous period, Late Cretaceous Mongolia Era

Vincent the Velociraptor was one of the smartest dinosaurs known to man. He was born on April 1st, 85 million years ago. Vincent weighed around 20-40 pounds, and was almost 6 feet long. He enjoyed running, and was very fast. He always won races against his dinosaur pals. His name, velociraptor, meant ‘speedy thief’. Vincent was very strong, with powerful jaws, three clawed toes and grasping hands. Vincent lived in a hot and dry desert environment with streams as a water source. Unfortunately, Vincent died not long after he was born. His autopsy revealed that he died due to an asteroid or comet that struck the ground. His only family member was Boris the Balaur Bondoc, who looked exactly like him but had two sets of claws per hand instead of one.

Vincent’s brains made him deadly. He hunted in a pack, attacking herbivores. He mainly preyed upon smaller herbivores, but he and other velociraptor’s could use their large numbers to their advantage by hunting larger herbivores. Vincent would often chase the Proceratops with his friends for a snack. He would disembowel his prey, slashing their undersides with his large claws. Mr.Velociraptor also had the habit of finding dead animals and eating them. He was also a very good father. Mr.Velociraptor always stood by his eggs to defend them from strangers. However, his wife, Vicky the Velociraptor, died before the eggs hatched. Vincent taught his son, Vladimir, a lot about hunting skills. For example, he taught him that he should keep his claws high from the ground when he runs so they stay sharp.

The scene that made Mr.Velociraptor famous was from the movie, Jurassic Park, 1993.
Jurassic Park (9/10) Movie CLIP - Raptors in the Kitchen (1993) HD
Mr.Velociraptor was a good dinosaur, and he lived a long happy life. To learn more about him, one can find his skull at the American Museum of Natural History, in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs

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