TRICERATOPS

Pronounced

‘‘‘try-SAIR-uh-tops”

 

Meaning

‘three horned face’

 

Habitat

Woodland. Social, herd animals.

Diet

Herbivore. Palms, ferns and cycads.

TIME PERIOD

Late Cretaceous (68 million years ago)

 

Character

Triceratops’ large, bony frill and three horns were used in defence, identification, courtship and dominance displays. They were capable of knocking down taller plants with their bulk and their deep, narrow beak was adapted to grasp and pluck vegetation. Jaws containing up to 800 teeth arranged in rows were used to grind tough leaves and twigs.

This dinosaur has been proudly spons0red by:

 

Sunshine Pre-school is registered with OFSTED to provide full day care for children aged 2 – 5 years old. We also accept government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

The Pre-school operates in a bright spacious community hallwhich is located in a quiet residential area of Exmouth – to the rear of the building there is a large enclosed grass area for children to develop their imagination and explore their surroundings.

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