Baby Triceratops Figure by Safari Ltd.
This adorable Triceratops baby, offspring of the large herbivorous horned dinosaur, lived during the very end of the Cretaceous Period (68-66 million years ago) in what is now western North America.
- Scientific Name: Triceratops (literally three horned face, referring to the three horns on its head).
- Characteristics: A baby Triceratops carried the signature horns and frill of their adult counterparts, but on a smaller scale. Their horns were only little bumps, and the frill was very short compared to a fully-grown Triceratops. Because they spent almost no energy growing these structures when they were young, they could place all of their energy growing their bodies. Once they were big enough to start advertising for a mate and began to take on the job of defending the herd from attack, they quickly grew larger horns and frill.
- Size and Color: This model is 3 inches long and 1.5 inches high. It is a medium brown color with a slightly darker back. This color combination would have made it very difficult for a predator to distinguish it from its background.