STL Science Center

STL Science Center

01 June 2015

Movie Stars

Microraptor gui is one of the most used dinosaurs of the last ten years in the documentary circle. We saw the show dedicated to the small dinosaur yesterday, but it has been featured in many other documentaries including a segment of Planet Dinosaur from the BBC.
There are plenty of pseudo-documentaries that discuss Microraptor or "interview" the dinosaur as well. Leave it to Chicago and the Brookfield Zoo, right? The Brookfield Zoo was one of my favorite places to go as a kid in Northern Indiana, and I am glad it is still a weird, wild world there.
Their Dinosaurs Alive exhibits of the past have also had Microraptor in the gallery. Albeit as a rather poor looking specimen originally. Thankfully the later iterations looked less bird-like and more Microraptor-like (not that I have anything against birds), although it could just be the weird lighting and the angle.

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