-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Dinosaur - Triceratops

Triceratops as a Pet

Although this dino was definitely not an indoor animal, the Triceratops would have made a great pet. They were big but gentle dinosaurs, and they only ate vegetation. Imagine, you wouldn't have to mow your lawn again - or your neighbors'. Triceratops didn't move too quickly, probably because they were so shortsighted, but that would have made it easier to avoid being poked by their large horns.

What a Large Head You Have

Triceratops, which means "three-horned face," had a single, short nasal horn and two horns as long as hockey sticks projecting above its eyes. Its head, sometimes as long as 10 feet, was one of the largest of any land animal. Triceratops also had large eyes and a large brain.

Triceratops have 3 hornsTriceratops have 3 horns

One Weird Lookin' Reptile

Triceratops had no front teeth so its mouth looked like a turtle's beak. Its powerful jaws packed rows of cheek teeth that slid past each other like scissor blades. Triceratops grew up to 30 feet long and were one of the largest veggie eaters with a beak. They were also one of the last dinosaurs to roam the earth, living in the Late Cretaceous period (65 million years ago). Triceratops, with its large horns, neck frill, massive body and powerful tail, was a mean looking dinosaur. But not mean enough to scare away T-Rex who, given the opportunity, would try to make a meal out of Triceratops.

Triceratops mouth looks like a beakTriceratops mouth looks like a beak

Triceratops Fossils

Triceratops fossils were first discovered near Denver, Colorado in 1887. At first archeologists thought they were the remains of an extinct species of buffalo and not of a dinosaur. The first Triceratops skull was found in Alberta, Canada by C.M. Sternberg near Big Valley in 1946. Wyoming and South Dakota have made Triceratops their state fossil. No complete Triceratops skeleton has ever been found.

Related Stories:

 

1 Comment

Related Stories

Micro brachiosaurus micro
Brachiosaurus was the tallest dino of them all. When you're this tall who has enemies? Not Brachy...
Micro apato micro
Did you know that the so-called brontosaurus from the Flintstones never really existed? That's ri...
Micro stegosaur micro
Stegosaurus is one of the most popular dinos from the Jurassic period, but he didn't make it into...
Micro tyrannosaur dino micro
T-Rex was 46 feet long and had seven-inch long teeth. When he catches his meal it takes only one ...
F1123629213171

Favorite Dinosaur? Vote!

  • Tyranosaurus Rex.
  • Brontosaurus.
  • Albertosaurus.
  • Stegosaurus.

General In The Forums

SnowflakeAngelKitten
As I said, what you think is entirely up to you. I think soon I'll make a story saying my self-confidence. :rainbow
reply about 13 hours
heckinmemes
i have a feeling it's bad that i think your life is great compared to mine
reply about 13 hours
Eri-Prime
"SnowflakeAngelKitten" wrote: Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day! Wow, what a life. Hope you don't get stressed out anymore! 5.00: Wake up 6.00: School 7.15: Locker, chat with my pals(girls) and buddies(boys). 7:30: Super talkative class. 8.00: FUN! Awesome teachers, except for my math teacher. (He is terrifying) 9.30: Recess and get your phone confiscated. Woooo. 10:00: back to class. Urgh. 3.00: HOME SWEET HOME! Get jumped on by a dog and greeted by a cat. 4:00: Finally get the dog of me. 4.15:homework with a cat on my lap. 5.00_7.00: Blog, forums, hang out, walk the dog with my buddies. 10.00: sleep *Fireflies plays in background* Yeah, that's my 'boring' life.
reply about 13 hours
SnowflakeAngelKitten
Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day!
reply about 14 hours
1PhanTrash
1PhanTrash posted in Debating:
"JazzyRox" wrote: "Eri-Prime" wrote: TRUST ME. There used to be more.   Really? I Just looked it up and Here is what i found....: At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year. A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas  it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion , the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again. So, There are definitely more people on earth now...huh?  Bravo
reply about 15 hours