Celebrate 30 years of Jurassic Park with these recent dinosaur discoveries

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 07:23 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A Tyrannosaurus Rex menaces the theme park's first customers in a scene from the 1993 film Jurassic Park. Murray Close/Getty Images It’s been 30 years since Jurassic Park first roared into movie theaters with its dino DNA, vicious velociraptor attacks, and the cautionary reminder that “life finds a way.” The franchise has incrementally evolved alongside increased knowledge of what dinosaurs actually looked like—namely including some dinosaur feathers in the most recent film—and even inspired one of its young actors to join paleontologists on a dig. Even after centuries of digging and discovery, there are still numerous dino mysteries to uncover. [Related: The real Jurassic Park may have been in the Arctic.] In celebration of the film’s 30th birthday, here’s a look at some of the more recent and real-life news in the world...

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