Bambiraptor was a vicious meat-eating dinosaur that came from the group of dinosaurs known as Dromaeosaurs. It had feathers similar to modern-day birds.
|What does Bambiraptor mean?||Bambi thief|
|On the menu||Carnivore|
|Length||3′ (0.9 meters)|
|Height||12’ (0.3 meters)|
|Weight||7 lbs (3.1 kg)|
|Life expectancy||12 years to 15 years|
|Legs used to get around||Bipedal|
|Estimated top speed||Unknown, but it is assumed to have been fast|
|When they lived||70 to 72 million years ago|
|Where they have been found?||North America.|
When & Where
Lived in the Late Cretaceous Period around 70 to 72 million years ago.
In August of 1994, a 14-year-old boy named Wes Linster discovered the bones of a Bambiraptor buried on a ranch in Montana, Glacier National Park. His discovery prompted the excavation of the Bambiraptor. Because of the dinosaur’s small size, the Linsters’ called it “Bambi” which later gave it its name.
Size & Weight
With almost bird-like features the Bambiraptor measured around 3’ (0.9 meters) in length, about 1’ foot tall (0.3 meters) and weighed around 7 lbs (3 kg).
Mobility & Diet
Bambiraptor was an upright walking meat-eating dinosaur that often hunted small animals like birds, reptiles and other small dinosaurs.
- It could run as fast as a chicken.
- Had feathers but they couldn’t fly since their arms were too short to be used as wings.
- One species of this genus is the Bambiraptor feinbergi.
- Hunted in packs to defend themselves against bigger prey.