Bambiraptor was very small for a dinosaur. It was probably only about 2¼ feet (0.7 meters) long, stood perhaps only 1 foot (0.3 meters) above the ground, and weighed something in the region of 4½ pounds (2 kilograms). However, it is possible that the fossils so far found are from a juvenile animal, and it could have been somewhat larger than these figures./
Bambiraptor is believed to have feed on small mammals and lizards. Its hands could probably reach its mouth, and it may have grabbed its prey and brought them to its mouth in this way. Generally speaking, it was a very bird-like animal, and was probably covered in feathers. It also had a well-developed wishbone, and a relatively large brain (the largest known for any dinosaur as compared to its body size) - it may have been as smart as some modern birds. There is also some speculation that it may have led an arboreal (living in trees) lifestyle.
The first Bambiraptor fossils were discovered in Montana in 1995, by Wes Linster, who was then only 14 years old. This specimen is today located in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Bambiraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived about 75 million years ago
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