If dinosaurs had smartphones they would have been selfie mad. Of course they would, look at all those teeth. Perfect for big grins.  And when you visit us at Mighty Claws you’ll turn into a selfie monster too.

We love your selfes too, so once a month we’ll choose our favourite #mightyclaws photo from Facebook and Instagram. The winner gets a double thumbs up from us and a free Mighty Claws ticket.

Naturally the competition will be tough, so here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  1. Imagine this, you’re strolling casually through the Mesozoic Era, when suddenly – what’s that behind you? It’s a giant T-Rex! Now make the face you’d make then.
  2. Think about the camera as a mean Pterosaur who’s swooping in to try and eat you. Scare him off with your most terrifying roar.
  3. Try different face shapes to create the noise you imagine a Velociraptor to make. Probably a cross between a squeal and a chirp.

Good luck and stay safe in Mighty Claw Valley!

Everything you need to know about Stegosaurus

The Stegosaurus is one of our favourite dinosaurs. Of course our very favourite one is Prince, the big blue Stegosaurus in The Mighty Claws Adventures stories. But when he’s not around we still think they’re great. And here’s why:

Crushing on Greens
Stegosaurus ate gastroliths. Small stones that ground its favourite vegetables up in its stomach.  It is believed to have eaten plants such as mosses, ferns, horsetails, cycads and conifers or fruits. No grass though, because it didn’t exist yet. True, but hard to swallow.

Chew on this one

The Stegosaurus didn’t have many teeth. It only had a toothless beak at the front of its mouth, and small teeth in its cheeks. You know the old saying, ‘remember to chew your food’? Well it would have fallen on deaf ears 65 million years ago.

No way! Yes way.

Scientist think Stegosaurus may have been able to lift itself up onto two legs. Imagine that! That way it could reach higher branches of trees and had an even more diverse diet.

Watch out for more amazing dino facts in our Mighty Claws blog.

How to draw a T-Rex

To draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex, you will need:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Coloured pencils or crayons

T-Rex top tip: Use a pencil, just in case you don’t get it right first time.

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Did you know?

Tyrannosaurus probably had a mouth full of rotten meat. All that bacteria with no toothbrush and and no flossing means T-Rex’s bite could have actually been poisonous.