Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur at the ROM

Date/Time

Dec 15, 2018 to May 20, 2019

Description

This remarkably well-preserved ankylosaur was recently identified by ROM paleontologists as a new species, and now they can’t help but wonder: what was life like for Zuul?

Seventy-six million years ago this 6-metre-long, 2.5-ton, plant-eating ankylosaur, covered in body armour from its head down to its menacing tail club, roamed the Earth. Today, Zuul is one of the most complete skeletons of its kind ever found. While its body armour and spiked tail club tell an evolutionary story of protection and survival against threatening predators, the fossilized plants and animals – including turtles, crocodiles, and leaves that were also found with Zuul – shed new light on the Cretaceous environment it inhabited. 

Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur takes you on a hands-on, interactive journey into Zuul’s world; from its discovery in 2014 and the fascinating research being done to further our understanding of these powerful animals, to Zuul’s life in the lush Cretaceous period 76 million years ago, where its body armour and tail club were crucial for defence.

So, grab your gear, lace up your boots, and travel back in time millions of years to explore the life of an armoured dinosaur.

Cost

Free with Museum admission

Location

View map Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON

Additional Information

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