"The Ultimate Footrace"|
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Millions of years ago a fleet-footed dinosaur named Ornithomimus held the title of "The Fastest Animal on Earth". The skeleton of this long-necked, long-legged reptile bears a striking resemblance to that of its distant cousin, the ostrich. Ornithomimus had hollow bones (like a bird) and a toothless beak (also like a bird). Even its name means "bird mimic". Many paleontologists think Ornithomimus was as fast as an ostrich. We can only imagine which of these champion sprinters would would have won the Ultimate Footrace!
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