About Velociraptor

Velociraptor is probably one of the most famous dinosaurs that has ever lived. It achieved this fame because of a movie in the early 1990s titled “Jurassic Park.” In this movie, Velociraptor’s size was increased to make it seem more scary. At the time, Velociraptor’s larger cousin, Utahraptor, had not yet been discovered. Utahraptor is much larger than Velociraptor.

Velociraptor’s tail was made of hard, fused bones that made it very inflexible. While not useful as a weapon, Velociraptor’s tail was very important in keeping the animal balanced as it hunted, ran and jumped.

Many scientists believe that Velociraptor may have balanced on its powerful tail as it swung its hind feet forward to slice into the sides of larger plant-eating animals.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
How do I pronounce Velociraptor?
What does the name Velociraptor mean?
Quick Hunter
How long was Velociraptor?
5.50 feet 1.50 meters
How heavy was Velociraptor?
65.00 pounds 30.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Velociraptor assigned to?
What did Velociraptor eat?
Small animals
How many years ago did Velociraptor live?
80,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Velociraptor live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Velociraptor live?
Mongolia, Asia, China