Dino-tectives

Just like detectives, scientists look for footprints to learn how dinosaurs lived. One hundred and forty million years ago, a dinosaur ran under the hot African sun and left footprints we can still see today. Lucky for us, the prints were undisturbed and the mud turned to stone as millions of years passed. One of these prints wouldn't have been around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Can you tell which one?

In 1822, Mary Ann Mantell of Sussex, England, became the first person in history to discover something that was recognized as a dinosaur. Earlier discoveries had identified the bones as remains of dragons and other imaginary creatures.

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