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Adrian 3 years Materials and Toys Unit Study Winter ZOOLOGY 🐘 🐠 🕊️🐞 🐢

Our Dinosaurs enjoying the Snow (Dino Unit Study)

Well, the Groundhog did say that we will have another six weeks of winter 🌬❄️️(read a post here), and here we are – a foot of 🌨 snow! Everything is closed under a winter-storm warning, and we are enjoying the day. Our Dinosaur friends are seeing snow for the first time, they are very bewildered as they did not think the Ace Age is coming.

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DSC_0205The King-Lizard! Tyrannosaurus-Rex! He even hasmovable lower jaw! (Buy here.)

Dinosaurs occupied a diversity of habitats all over the globe for about 160 million years, and some scientists suggest that dinosaurs might have lived in snow conditions. Geological sites of Late Cretaceous period in the area of High Arctic contain the remains of dinosaurs that lived in relatively cool habitats which would have been dark for much of the year, and, based on ancient climate reconstructions, which probably experienced snowfall. 

DSC_0205Apatosaurus (buy here) a gentile herbivore -was one of the largest land animals ever existing.
DSC_0205Spinosaurus  (buy similar here) was a dangerous carnivore with many sharp teeth in its crocodile-like mouth.
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Brachiosaurus (buy here ), like a giraffe, grazed on treetops, and was one of the largest dinosaurs to ever live.

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He is Adrian's favorite!
DSC_0205"That is a lot of snow indeed!"

The evidence that dinosaurs survived in a cold, snowy and icy environment challenges what scientists know about how the animals survived. For example, in a remote area of northern Alaska, scientists have discovered a polar duck-billed dinosaur the size of a minibus that roamed above the Arctic Circle roughly 70 million years ago. The newly described herbivore was dubbed Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis, which means “ancient grazer of the Colville River.” It was one of more than a dozen species of dinosaurs that lived surprisingly close to the North Pole. “When we think of dinosaurs, we think of them living in a tropical paradise,” said Patrick Druckenmiller, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “For these dinosaurs, it was more like an Arctic paradise.” (Read more here). 

p.s. You can read interesting facts about these dinosaurs in this post. 

 

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