Therizinosaurus is One Unusual Character
Therizinosaurus is an unusual dinosaur to say the least. This late Cretaceous period maniraptoran is most commonly recognized for its unusual claws which could measure over three feet and were found on each of it’s forelimbs. Despite it’s terrifying appearance, this potentially feathered pot bellied beast is believed to have been an herbivore. Standing over 13 feet tall, 33 feet long and weighing around 5.5 tons, there is still no way you would want to get on this herbivore’s bad side. Let’s take a look at what these numbers mean.
The Numbers On Therizinosaurus!
The approximated length of Therizinosaurus is around 33 feet long.
33 feet is equal to:
Just shy of the length of two fighter jets.
The length of approximately seven fully grown cheetahs.
Approximately the length of three large blue fin tuna.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of 1007 sugar ants.
Estimates of Therizinosaurus weight fall at around 5.5 tons or 11,000 lbs.
11,000 lbs is equal to:
The weight of six adult Alaskan bull moose.
The same weight as fifty five large male red kangaroos.
The weight of a fully grown bull southern elephant seal.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 8,800,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates put the height of Therizinosauruss at around 9.8 feet tall at the hips and around 13 feet in total.
13 feet is equal to:
The approximate height of four large male gray wolves.
The height of two fully grown male white rhinoceros.
The height of four male Eastern lowland gorillas.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 2557 pennies stacked on top of each other.
One look at the claws on this beast would be enough to send anyone running but paired with the fact that those claws were on the end of 8 foot long arms, there would be no sticking around for this one! There is no doubt about it – Therizinosaurus was a formidable beast, vegetarian or not!