Born To Prey: Watch T. Rex Come Alive

Tyrannosaurus rex roamed the Earth some 65 million years ago. In the century since the first skeleton was unearthed in Montana, our understanding of how the giant predator lived, moved and behaved has evolved. Watch the videos below to see the latest T. rex research in motion.

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About The Animators

The digital T. rex above and the videos below were created for NPR by computer scientist Professor Kent A. Stevens and physicist Dr. Scott Ernst. Stevens and Ernst combine paleontology and computer animation to create 3D dinosaurs for interactive Web applications, television and prominent natural history museums in New York, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Currently, they are reconstructing how sauropods may have walked based on trackways recently found in Switzerland.

Produced by Andrew Prince

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