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T. rex as you’ve never seen him
Tyrannosaurus rex was “surprisingly cute” as a baby, said Jason Farago in The New York Times. That’s one of many things I learned about “everyone’s favorite killer” at the American Museum of Natural History’s new show, “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator.” The exhibit, which runs in New York through next August, showcases the latest science on the king of carnivores following a bonanza of recent fossil discoveries. T. rex was just the last and largest of the tyrannosaurs, a family whose members, despite their fearsome reputation, “had a more thoughtful side.” The star of the show was a social animal that hunted in packs, though some evidence suggests they were cannibals, a danger to their own fluffy, goose-size young. All tyrannosaurs, scientists now believe, had feathers—as you’ll see on the exhibition’s 3D models, which share space with fossils and a virtual-reality game in which you try to assemble a T. rex from fossil bones.