Around the world, scientists
constantly in search of
dinosaurs. Real ones disappeared about 65 million years
ago, but dinosaurs left behind a lot for humans to
study, like eggs, bones, and entire bodies. This month
on the National Geographic Channel, you can find out
about two of the most important dinosaur discoveries in
history in Bizarre Dino.
that paleontologists, scientists who study ancient life,
find are usually
than a single skeleton or a few parts of one. In the
Junggar Basin of western China, though, researchers have
uncovered a lot more than that. A team
of dinosaur hunters has found dozens of remains from
almost forty different species of dinosaur in a small
area, many of which have never been seen before.
Scientists are calling it the "Pit of Death." Watch as
scientists uncover remains, analyze them in high-tech
labs, and learn how this remarkable area came
into existence in Dino Death Trap.
Then, you can take a look at Leonardo, a dinosaur that
died in Montana 77 million years ago. Unlike other
dinosaur remains, Leonardo's body was
by natural events after he died and was found with skin,
muscle, and organs mostly intact. Even the contents of
his last meal were still in his stomach.
Previously, scientists had to guess what
dinosaurs looked like both inside and out from clues in
their bones. Leonardo offers scientists
an unprecedented opportunity to see how dinosaurs really
appeared and functioned. Now, you get to observe as
scientists carefully examine Leonardo and get their
first glimpses at many parts of an
actual dinosaur body in Dino Autopsy.
For scientists and dinosaur fans, there has never been a
more exciting time. Advanced technology and some lucky
discoveries are allowing researchers to learn
fascinating new things about dinosaurs. Tune in to see
the field of dinosaur research take a
huge leap forward on the National
Geographic Channel's Bizarre Dino.