- Name Meaning: “Three-horned face”
- Habitat: Western North America
- Length: 30 ft9m
- Weight: 10 tons10,000 kg
- Stance: Quadruped
- Diet: Low-growing plants like ferns and cycads
- Age: Late Cretaceous, 68-66 million years ago
Triceratops is the largest of the horned dinosaurs. As babies, Triceratops hatch out of eggs about the size of a cantaloupe and have to grow into their horns. The short horn on its nose, long horns over its eyes, and solid frill are formidable defense against predators. But don’t worry, these “gentle giants” dine mostly on shoots and leaves.
Did you know?
Triceratops love getting scratched behind their shield-like frills.