T-REX (JURASSIC WORLD)
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Tyrannosaurus rex, commonly known as T. rex, is a species of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, 68 to 66 million years ago. Arguably the most famous species of dinosaur, T. rex lived in what is now North America, alongside species such as Ankylosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus and Triceratops. Tyrannosaurus was among many dinosaur species cloned by InGen and settled on the Costa Rican islands of Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar, for use as an attraction for Jurassic Park, and later, Jurassic World.
An apex predator capable of reaching twelve meters in length, Tyrannosaurus was the largest species of Tyrannosaurids, and was intended to be the star attraction of John Hammond’s vision for the original Jurassic Park. During the Isla Nublar Incident in 1993, a female Tyrannosaurus escaped from her enclosure, and became wild on the island.
Four known Tyrannosaurs existed on Isla Sorna, an island in the Muertes Archipelago originally used by InGen as a cloning facility for their dinosaurs. A family unit consisting of an adult male, an adult female and an infant were encountered during the Isla Sorna Incident in 1997, during which the male was captured and brought to San Diego, where it was intended to be used in the failed park, that Hammond had originally envisioned before acquiring Isla Nublar. The animal promptly escaped and wrecked havoc on the city, before being returned to Site B. Three years later, another male Tyrannosaur was encountered on Isla Sorna, where it fought and was killed by a Spinosaurus.
The individual from the original park, known as Rexy, was eventually captured in 2002 and placed in captivity in Jurassic World on Nublar, residing in T. rex Kingdom. During the climactic events of the 2015 Isla Nublar Incident, Rexy was released from captivity, and fought, and helped defeat, the genetically modified hybrid Indominus rex. Rexy became wild once more, though became threatened four years later during the volcanic eruption of Mount Sibo.