Owen Grady (S/F)

Owen Grady was employed at the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar as a dinosaur
behavioral specialist.  His job description entailed his working with the park’s owen indominusVelociraptors, which are segregated from the rest of the park in the Raptor Den.

Before Jurassic World:

He served three years in the Navy as a first lieutenant, helping to train dolphins as part of a military program. However, he was court-martialed, resulting in his leaving the Navy.

Jurassic World:

At some point, Owen Grady was hired by Jurassic World to oversee the raptors. Owen hadOwen Grady maintained a level of mutual respect with the raptors to the point where Simon Masrani was impressed. He went on a single date with Claire Dearing at some undisclosed time, however it went poorly due to their incompatibility. Three weeks before the Indominus Rex breakout,Owen Grady is approached at his lakeside Bungalow by Claire Dearing, who requests that he check the paddock security of the new dinosaur.

Owen Grady later went to inspect the paddock, witnessing the large claw marks left behind by the dinosaur, presuming that it had escaped. However, to his horror, the Indominus Rex was still in the paddock, and he only barely managed to escape with his life although a construction worker assisting him was killed.

Later, Owen Grady worked with the Asset Containment Unit to attempt to recapture the animal. However, this attempt was unsuccessful and resulted in the deaths of several other members of the ACU. He also drove Claire Dearing to the site of the damaged Gyrosphere in an attempt to rescue her nephews. However, they encountered also at least six dead apatosaurus, victims of the Indominus Rex.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Said to be one of the largest, most diverse and organizationally complex bases in the entire Air Force, Wright-Patterson ‘AFB’ is the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command, which is one of the major commands of the Air Force. Located five miles northeast of Dayton, the base was established in 1948 as a merger of Patterson and Wright fields, and in 1995, the negotiations to end the Bosnian War were held at the base resulting in the “Dayton Agreement”, which ended the war.

While discussing the ‘techno-myth’s with Dr. Richard Levine, Ian Malcolm mentions that one myth is that an alien is residing at a hanger located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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Owen’s Bungalow – Isla Nublar (S/F)

Owen Grady’s residence on Isla Nublar was a lakeside bungalow. The bungalow consisted

Facade of Owen's Bungalow

Facade of Owen’s Bungalow

of a small structure on top of a high platform. Attached to the bungalow was a trailer with solar panels on top of it. The bungalow had outdoor lighting in the form of two strings of lightbulbs that were attached to nearby trees. Owen maintained a table in front of the bungalow, where he kept his motorcycle cleaning equipment. Owen Grady also kept recreational equipment stacked against the bungalow, as fishing poles may be seen against the side wall. There were were also lawn chairs spread out in front of the bungalow as well as a picnic table. There is also a dock beside the bungalow, on which a lawn chair may be seen, it is implied Owen Grady utilizes the dock for fishing.

Dock at Owen's Bungalow

Dock at Owen’s Bungalow

Before the events of the Indominus Rex breakout, Claire Dearing pays a visit to Owen’s Bungalow, in a request that he inspect the hybrid’s paddock.

 

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Wayne Knight

Wayne Elliot Knight is an American actor and comedian born 7th of August 1955. He is known for playing Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld and Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun. Knight’s other roles include Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park and Stan Podolak in Space Jam.

Biography

Wayne Knight was born and raised in New York City to William Edward Knight and Grace (Monti) Knight. After the family moved to Catersville, Georgia, Knight attended local schools eventually attending the University of Georgia not actually finishing his degree until 2008.

Knight was an honours student but fell one credit shy of finishing his degree to pursue his career in acting. He obtained an Internship with the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia which produced repertory works. After completing his internship, he joined the company gaining stature as an equity actor. Later moving to New York city and performing on the streets as a magic entertainer, he landed a spot in a play on Broadway  in the long-running comedy “Gemini” in 1979.

Knight is perhaps best known for his role in Seinfeld as the mailman “Newman”, where his presence in television acting was immortalised. Also known for his role in Jurassic Park as Dennis Nedry where he plays Jurassic Park’s chief computer programmer and co-antagonist of the film.

Wayne Knight has been married to his current wife ( Clare De Chenu ) since October 2006 from which they currently have one child born in 2010. He is currently playing a role in televison series New Partner as the character Frankie Coppola.

Selected Filmography

  • Dirty Dancing (Stan) 1987
  • JFK (Numa Bertel) 1991
  • Jurassic Park (Dennis Nedry) 1993
  • Space Jam (Stan Podolak) 1996
  • Hercules (Demetrius the Merchant) 1997
  • Tarzan (Tantor) 1999
  • Toy Story 2 (Al McWhiggin) 1999
  • Rat Race ( Zach Mallozzi) 2001
  • Kung Fu Panda ( Gang Boss) 2008
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Claire Dearing (S/F)

claireClaire is the Park Operations Manager of the Jurassic World Theme Park on Isla Nublar. Claire and Owen Grady once went on a date prior to the events of the Jurassic World Incident, although it did not work out due to mutual incompatibility. Shortly before the events of the Indominus Rex breakout, she is sent by Simon Masrani in order to recruit Owen to inspect the new paddock for any security concerns. After the Indominus Rex breaks out and attacks the Gyrosphere, Claire and Owen drive out to the park and come upon the wrecked ruins of the ride. They later then come across the dead corpses of six Apatosaurs in the wake of the Indominus Rex rampage in the valley. Claire is the aunt of Zach and Gray, who visit the Jurassic World theme park

Claire Dearing is played by Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Innovation Center – Isla Nublar (S/F)

A display inside of the Innovation Center.

A display inside of the Innovation Center.

The Innovation Center was one of the many attractions available at the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar. The Innovation Center had over 100 exhibits, all of them interactive in nature. The building was 20,000 square feet, and had at least two stories, connected by a spiral staircase. Interactive exhibits included displays, video monitors, and a children’s digging area simulating an excavation. They also included a holographic interface providing information about many of the park’s animals. Most notably, the Innovation Center was connected the the Creation Lab, a statue of John Hammond marking the border between the two buildings. The Innovation center is also a stop along the Jurassic World monorail.

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Baked by Melissa – Isla Nublar (S/F)

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IMAX Theater, with a Baked by Melissa to the left.

Baked by Melissa is a popular bakery most notable for it’s bite-sized cupcakes. Founded in 2009 by a woman named Melissa, it now has several locations located in New York City, as well as other regions of the United States.

According to the Jurassic World website, there is one Baked by Melissa located on Isla Nublar, to the left of the IMAX Theater.

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Niels Bohr (C/N)

Niels Henrick David Bohr (October 7th, 1885 – November 18th, 1962) was a Danish physicist famous for making foundational contributions to understanding quantum theory and atomic structure, for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize in physics in 1922. He was also a promoter of scientific research and a philosopher.

While talking about Dr. Richard Levine‘s behavior when entering his apartment, Ian Malcolm mentions that not only was Niels Bohr “a great physicist but an Olympic athlete”.

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Gondola Lift – Isla Nublar (S/F)

Gondola LiftThe Gondola Lift was one of the attractions available to guests at the Jurassic World Theme Park on Isla Nublar.  The Gondola Lift is advertised as an attraction which will take guests up to the highest spot on Nublar, where they are treated to spectacular views. The Gondola Lift is included in the Romance ticket package for Jurassic World. In this package, guests are treated to an outdoor picnic once they reach the summit.

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Cameron Thor

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Cameron Thor, as he appeared in Jurassic Park.

Gregory Cameron Thor (born March 17th, 1960) was an American actor, screenwriter, film director and acting coach, who was best known for his appearance in Jurassic Park (playing as Lewis Dodgson) and Hook. Since 2013, he has starred in fourteen film productions, as well as multiple television productions.

In 2013, a police report was filed against Cameron Thor by a thirteen-year old girl on account of kidnapping and rape charges. The girl claimed that Thor, after consulting with him about acting classes, had taken her to a secluded location in Aguora Hills and sexually assaulted her. The case was presented to Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, where he was charged with multiple accounts of kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault of a minor.

As of 2013, he is in jail being held on two-point six million dollar bail.

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Amblin Entertainment

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Amblin Entertainment’s current logo.

Founded by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in 1981, Amblin Entertainment is an American film and television production company, named after Steven Spielberg’s first commercially released film, “Amblin”. Although the company is an independent production company, Universal Studios distributes many Amblin productions, while Amblin operates out of a building on the Universal lot.

In addition to a various amount of films directed by Spielberg, Amblin has also produced movies by other directors, such as Robert Zemeckis, Joe Johnston and many others. Most of these directors are friends with Spielberg. Currently, Amblins most critically-acclaimed production is Schindlers List, which was nominated for twelve Academy Awards (where it won seven), including the award for “Best Picture”.

As of 2015, Amblin has been involved in over seventy films, including all four Jurassic Park films (including Jurassic World), two movies that were released direct-to-DVD (“Tiny Toons Adventure: How I Spent My Vacation and Wakko’s Wish), one television film (“Class of ’61”), and several live-action television shows.

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Cerro Barcino Formation (C/N)

The Cerro Barcino Formation (also known as the Gorro Frigio Formation) is a geological formation found in South America whose strata spans through the mid-Cretaceous period. Among the fossils found at the formation are those of dinosaurs.

While pondering what animal had attacked him in the high hide, Dr. Richard Levine thinks back to Carnotaurus sastreiwhich he says is from the Gorro Frigio Formation (incorrectly spelled as “Gorro Frigo”).

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Sunrio Tequila Bar & Mexican Restaurant – Isla Nublar (S/F)

The Sunrio Tequila Bar was an original restaurant at the Jurassic World Theme Park on Sunrio tequila barIsla Nublar. The speciality of this restaurant was Mexican food, although its primary attraction was its bar which was advertised as open all day. The drinks at the Sunrio Tequila bar were advertised as being made from ‘Cretaceous Era Agave’.

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Ovis canadensis (C/N)

Commonly known as the bighorn sheep, this species is commonly found in North America and is named for it’s large horns, which can weigh in excess of thirty pounds, whereas the average adult weighs around three hundred pounds. By the year 1900, the population of these animals had declined to several thousand, due to diseases, although conservation efforts have managed to restore the population.

One of the papers Dr. Richard Levine had Arby Benton and Kelly Curtis Xerox was the mating behavior of mountain sheep.

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Level Six – The Ascent: Part One (T/C)

The sixth level of Jurassic Park: Trespasser starts off in the dried-up riverbed which ended the previous level. Anne must walk down the hill and trek across, soon coming across a lone Albertosaurus, which she may be able to avoid the attention of if she keeps her distance. Not too far ahead is a Tribe B Velociraptor, where off to the right of is a cluster of boulders where human remains and a M-14 rifle lay. Farther up ahead is another Tribe B Velociraptor, and shortly ahead are two other raptors.

After sliding down a hill, Anne comes across a large boulder, where human remains and another Tribe B Velociraptor wait. After walking along for some time, Anne reaches a ridge that overlooks the ocean, where an AK-47 rifle lies on the ground. Anne must keep walking to the right, where nearby an abandoned InGen jeep sits, and nearby are more human remains followed by yet another Tribe B Velociraptor. Farther up ahead is a Stegosaurus, most of the time being attacked by a Tribe B Velociraptor.

Anne must continue walking up the hill, where to her left both a Tribe B and Tribe C Velociraptor stand, walking near another abandoned InGen vehicle. Continuing up the hill, Anne comes across more Tribe C Velociraptors, and nearby another Albertosaurus. After walking some more, Anne comes across the Mayan ruins. She must walk up a tricky Mayan maze, which is booby-trapped in places.

Moving forward, Anne comes across a Mayan village, where a group of Tribe C Velociraptors are stalking around. After exiting the Mayan ruins, Anne will find the Lava Tyrannosaurus walking around the path, where to her left is a Mayan pyramid, which is also booby-trapped. After moving past the tyrannosaur, Anne must continue up the path to a bridge, the middle part of which is missing. Anne must be careful here, otherwise the bridge will collapse.

After walking across the bridge, Anne must walk further up the path, finally reaching the end of the level.

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Microceratus gobiensis (S/F)

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microceratusA small bipedal species of ceratopsian that originated from the Cretaceous Period, its latin name means “Small-Horned”. The animal was originally described as Microceratops gobiensis by Bohlin in 1953, however the genus name was reassigned to Microceratus since the genus name was already occupied by a wasp. Microceratus was among the first ceratopsians, although its clade is more derived then Pscittacosaurs. The animal weighed roughly 14 lbs and was about 2.5 ft long.

Microceratus was one of the dinosaurs housed in the Jurassic World Theme Park on Isla Nublar.  The animal has an aggression index of ‘low’ and was one of the dinosaurs housed in the Cretaceous Cruise attraction. The Microceratus are advertised as the smallest dinosaurs in Jurassic World.

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Giganotosaurus carolinii (S/F)

One of the largest theropod dinosaurs to walk the planet, Giganotosaurus was slightly bigger than Tyrannosaurus, and slightly shorter than Spinosauruswhich is currently the

Skull cast of an adult Giganotosaurus.

Skull cast of an adult Giganotosaurus.

largest theropod dinosaur known. Giganotosaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous period, in what is now Argentina, and was the largest predator in it’s ecosystem.

According to the Jurassic World website, the hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex is composed of four large predatory dinosaurs, one of which is Giganotosaurus.

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Herb-baked chicken breast (C/N)

Herb-baked chicken breast, sometimes known as ‘herb-roasted chicken breast’, is a common American dinner recipe, which involves the cooking of the breast of a chicken

An example of the dish served in a restaurant.

An example of the dish served in a restaurant.

with several herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, and is sometimes lathered with white wine.

While inside the Challenger trailers, one of the meals the group eats is herb-baked chicken breast, where Dr. Ian Malcolm comments that it tastes like cardboard.

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Evian (C/N)

283px-EvianLogo2.svgEvian is a brand of mineral water, which originate from several sources near Evian-les-Baines, located on the southern shore of Lake Geneva.

While searching for Dr. Richard Levine, Jack Thorne comes across two empty plastic Evian water bottles, presumably from Levine’s backpack.

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Jurassic Traders (S/F)

Jurassic Traders Sign

Jurassic Traders Sign

Jurassic Traders was a shop along the boardwalk at the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar. The shop billed itself as the ‘largest collection of official Jurassic World merchandise’. The store carried exclusive merchandise available only at the store. The shop’s merchandise included clothing, mementos, and dinosaur toys. The family package ticket allowed guests to create either their own plush dinosaur or a 3D printed dinosaur depending on their age.

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On the Origin of Species (C/N)

Title page of the first edition book.

Title page of the first edition book.

Commonly known as “Origin of Species”, this piece of scientific literature was written by Charles Darwin, and is considered to be the foundation of the theory of evolutionary biology. Published on November 24th, 1859. This book introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through the process of natural selection.

While inside the trailer, Dr. Ian Malcolm mentions the book “Origins of Species” by Charles Darwin. One error is that he states the book was written in 1859, yet the edition he mentions was published in 1872.

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Gentle Giants Petting Zoo – Isla Nublar (S/F)

petting-zoo-signAn attraction at Jurassic World, Isla Nublar, the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo allows guests to get up close to docile young dinosaurs such as Triceratops. Although visitors are allowed to feed the baby animals, signs do warn against visitors feeding them anything other than the designated food, which costs $5 US dollars. Rides are also allowed, however helmets are a requirement. Each of the young herbivores in the attraction can eat up to 24 pounds of food in a day, and have attempted to eat the straw hats of the guests. Signs also remind visitors not to taunt, tease, or harass the young dinosaurs.

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Winston’s Steakhouse – Isla Nublar (S/F)

winstons-steakhouse-menuJurassic World, Isla Nublar‘s signature restaurant, Winston’s culinary focus is towards meat and fish products, such as Chilean sea bass (which is noted to be highly recommended) and pan roasted chicken, however salads are also offered on the menu. The restaurant is formal dress, and located on the Board Walk.

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Vic Hoskins (S/F)

Vic Hoskins, Head of Security

Vic Hoskins, Head of Security

Vic Hoskins was the head of security for InGen under Masrani Global, and oversaw the Asset Containment Unit for the Jurassic World theme Park on Isla Nublar. In 2001, Vic Hoskins oversaw the cleanup operation of the escaped Pteranodons from Isla Sorna which had escaped to Canada. Due to Hoskin’s success at dealing with this threat, he was hired by Simon Masrani to re-develop the InGen’s Security division for the Isla Nublar construction of the Jurassic World theme park. Vic Hoskins also oversees the IBRIS project which is a subsidiary of InGen security.

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Origins Night Club (S/F)

Origin Night ClubThe Origins Night Club was one of the attractions of the Jurassic World Theme Park on Isla Nublar. The Night Club was host to a live DJ whose stage name was ‘DJ Kid Business’. The Nightclub hosted a dance floor for guests as well as a bar stocked with drinks. The Apex Predator Package allowed special guests to enter a VIP area of the night club where they got to personally meet the DJ as well as enjoy exclusive bottle service.

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Karacosis wutansis (S/F)

A new species of plant devised by Dr. Henry Wu and his team in 1997, Karacosis wutansis (also known as the Wu Flower), the species was created by combining several species of plant, similar to the creation of Indominus Rex. During the creation process, Wu put the hypothesis he stated in his book “The Next Step: An Evolution of God’s Concepts” into action. He claimed that, with the correct research and tools in place, he could create brand new species by combining several species together.

The creation of the species received world-wide attention, including the attention of Simon Masrani, who would acquire InGen the following year, shortly after the death of John Hammond.

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Katashi Hamada (S/F)

Katashi Hamada was an employee of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar. His position was head of Internal Security for Jurassic World, as part of the Asset Containment unit.

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Gallimimus Valley (S/F)

gallimimus-valleyA twelve square mile path of land near the center of Isla Nublar, Gallimimus Valley is a Jurassic World theme park attraction featuring the Gallimimus. Park attendees are able to view the Gallimimus from large, military like vehicles, which give passengers open air views of the animals interacting in their habitat.

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T. Rex Kingdom (S/F)

tyrannosaurus-rex-kingdom-signThe attraction for the female Tyrannosaur in the Jurassic World, Isla Nublar resort. Feedings are scheduled for audiences every two hours, and the Jurassic World site warns that the attraction may be a bit intense to some viewers.

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Aquatic Park (S/F)

The Aquatic Park was one of the attractions in the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Aquatic ParkNublar. This attraction included swimming pools as well as twenty water slides. 3.5 million gallons of water were utilized in the attraction total for all the different water-based attractions. The Aquatic park also maintained several ‘Cretaceous Cabanas’ for guests to relax when not swimming.

 

Named slides and pools in this attraction included:

  • Panthalassa Wading Pool
  • Tethys Lazy River
  • Dimorphodon Plunge Slide
  • Double Helix Water Slide
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nublarindicator10989232_889620567749122_4450706567968318220_oA species of pterosaur that first originated in the mid Jurassic Period, the name Dimorphodon translates to “two-form tooth”, which refers to the animals heterodontic teeth, rare for reptilians. Discovered at Lyme Regis, in the United Kingdom (now a World Heritage Site, known as the “Jurassic Coast”) in 1828 by fossil collector Mary Anning, Dimorphodon was originally classified under the genus Pterodactylus, until later reclassified by Richard Own in 1858. With a wingspan of roughly 2.3 meters (8ft), and weighing only 3 pounds, Dimorphodon was a smaller pterosaur, compared to larger taxa like Pteranodon. Dimorphodon is carnivorous, feeding primarily on insects and fish, however do eat larger prey items on occasion.

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Dimorphodon attacking a human on Isla Nublar.

The Dimorphodon is one of the prehistoric species housed in the Jurassic World theme park. It is kept in an aviary attraction, and is known to be moderately aggressive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carnotaurus sastrei (S/F)

Skull cast of Carnotaurus

Skull cast of Carnotaurus

Disambiguation Links – Carnotaurus sastrei “chameleo” (*) (C/N), Carnotaurus sastrei (JN), Carnotaurus sastrei “gigas” (IDW-JPR)

The scientific name Carnotaurus sastrei means ‘Meat Eating Bull’, a name which is derived from its distinctive horns. Carnotaurus lived in the late Cretaceous period in South America about 72 to 69 million years ago. The animal was estimated to be about 30 feet long, 12 feet tall, and weighed about a ton. Carnotaurus was unique among carnivorous dinosaurs in that it possessed thick horns above the eyes, a trait that no other carnivore shared.

According to the Jurassic World website, the DNA of Indominus Rex is composed of several large theropod dinosaur, one of which is Carnotaurus.

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Majungasaurus crenatissimus (S/F)

Formerly known as “Majungatholus”, this albelisaurid theropod dinosaur lived during the Late Cretaceous period, around seventy million years ago, in what is now the island of

Skull cast of Majungasaurus.

Skull cast of Majungasaurus.

Madagascar. Known for it’s stubby snout and unusually short arms, which are even shorter than that of Tyrannosaurus, this dinosaur was the top predator of it’s environment. Estimated to be around thirty feet long, ten feet tall and around three tons in weight, it is thought that, based on fossil evidence, this dinosaur was a cannibal.

According to the Jurassic World website, the DNA of Indominus Rex is composed of several large theropod dinosaur, one of which is Majungasaurus.

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Rugops primus (S/F)

Meaning “wrinkle face”, Rugops was a theropod dinosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, around ninety-five million years ago, in what is now Africa. Estimated

Skull, taken from the National Geographic museum.

Skull, taken from the National Geographic museum.

to be around twenty-five feet long, around ten-feet long and weighing around three tons, it shared it’s environment with larger predators such as Carcharodontosaurus and Spinosaurus.

According to the Jurassic World website, the DNA of Indominus Rex is composed from a number of large predators, one of which is Rugops.

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Indominus Rex (S/F)

Indominus Rex was one of the Dinosaur attractions featured in the Jurassic World theme park on Isla NublarIndominus teeth . It’s name means ‘Fierce’ or ‘Untamable King’. The animal is about 40 ft in length, and its weight is currently unknownn. It was created in the Hammond Creation Lab on the boardwalk. The animal carries a danger rating of ‘Very High’ and is due to be displayed in the theme park on June 2015.

The animal’s genetic material is taken from Carnotaurus, Indominus TeethMajungasaurus, Rugops, and Gigantosaurus. It’s roar is estimated to reach 140-160db, about the same decibel level as a jet plane. It can also reach speeds of 30mph in its enclosure. The animal’s teeth were constantly replaced throughout its life.

The eventual exhibit plan for Indominus Rex, would have had the animal displayed in an arena, similar to the Mosasaur feeding show. Guests would watch from a safe distance above the pen in a large auditorium. The pen appears also to have had a large section of the park devoted to it as well, connected to the Monorail.Indominus Pen

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