Reporter 413, 26 January 1998
The tyrannosaurus rex, brought to our screens as a jeep-chasing set of teeth by Steven Spielberg, actually had the mobility of an asthmatic elephant according to Leeds zoologist Professor McNeill Alexander. A leading expert on dinosaur locomotion, Professor Alexander says that due to its tiny front legs, which could not break a fall, and its bone structure making it more like an elephant than a gazelle in terms of mobility the T-Rex would have had a top speed of no more than five miles per hour. If it were lucky enough to corner you it would probably be too out of breath to kill you reassuring news for those with a fear a real-life Jurassic Park might exist one day.
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