Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dinosaurs Among Us

Has anyone besides me noticed that there are dinosaurs living among us? At least there are very close relatives of the old creatures still hanging around. After our most recent trip to the zoo I looked up a few dino pictures and here are some of their cousins that are still with us.

This fellow is Dinoceras.

I think our Hippo resembles him.

This is Leguatia.

Do you see a resemblance to the Flamingo?

This is Zeuglodon.

This may be more of a stretch, but I see a similarity in the Otter.

This is Suchomimus.

This, of course, is the Woolly Mammoth, not technically a dinosaur, but you get the idea.

Who else but the Elephant.

This fellow is Triceratops, one of my favorite dinos.

Here is his cousin, the Rhinoceros.

This is Sarcosuchus.

Of course, the Alligator.

This is Icthyosaurus.

Here we have modern Fish, in this case Carp.

This is Pterandon.

One of my favorite Birds, the Pelican.

Everyone recognizes Brachiosaurus.

Modern day dinos, the Giraffe.

This is the mama of our newest baby Giraffe. She's looking for a handout.

I don't know about you, but I enjoy living with these modern dinosaurs.


Nicki said...

Giraffes and zebras are my favorite at the zoo

soulbrush said...

and all these animals in the wilds of africa are more magnificent than you could ever imagine.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful post. See you do have things to say :) And no, I haven't got much rest at all this weekend. g

LizzieJane said...

Such lovely animals, I think they are all my favorites!

SissySees said...

Neat! I'd made some of those connections, but not all. It's been forever and a day since I went to the zoo.