Join Dinosaur George Memorial Day Weekend as he reveals the ONLY Teenage T-Rex in the WORLD, EXCLUSIVELY at The Dinosaur George Museum & Gift Shop inside of Traders Village.
Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most famous predators to have ever lived. More than 50 specimens of T. rex have been discovered, however very few of them were young adult or juvenile skeletons. This was until the discovery of "Tinker" who was identified as "one of the most scientifically: significant and most exciting T. rex skeletons ever found by paleontologist Bob Bakker.
Tinker was discovered in 1998 from the Hell Creek Formation in northwestern South Dakota and is thought to be the first nearly complete juvenile/sub adult T. rex ever found at 70% complete. Tinker is 2/3rds adult size but only 1/4th adult weight. In “people years”, Tinker was probably a young teenager, about 13 years old.
Tinker was discovered next to the remains of another full-grown T. rex, a partial Hadrosaurus skeleton and the teeth of a Nanotyrannus—a smaller genus of the Tyrannosaurus. Tinker’s bones show signs of battle damage, suggesting that even young Tyrannosaurus lived rough and dangerous lives.
The teeth of this young Tyrannosaurus are identically shaped as adults, showing that they probably hunted the same prey. Evidence found at the Tinker dig site suggests that its last meal was a Hadrosaur “Duckbilled” dinosaur.
The replica skeleton of Tinker will be on temporary display, exclusively at the Dinosaur George Museum, located at 11th street and Ave D., within Traders Village - 9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242
Behind the Blue Pavilion