Dinosaurs Move into the National Wax Museum Plus“I’m delighted that I can raise her in such an educational environment” Mother Raptor. The National Wax Museum Plus have a new addition in their new location on Westmoreland Street. This time they’re after offering up their premises as a home to the raptor and her baby to stay. “When we heard that they were looking for a home we just had to take them in.” Said general Manager Ed Coleman “and they’d make a great addition to our already quirky museum.” The mother dinosaur, unnamed, is a Velociraptor, and originates from Mongolia. “We Raptors tend to get a bit of a bad name as we’re a carnivorous breed. I and my baby who is not of full raptor breed were expelled from Mongolia as I tried to introduce a vegan diet to our breed. We made our way to Ireland as we saw that Dublin was such a beautiful city online . However when we arrived we couldn’t find a place to stay so that’s when the National Wax Museum Plus helped us out.”
- The name Velociraptor originates from Latin words “velox” (swift) and “raptor” (robber or plunderer), as an apt description of its agility and carnivorous diet.
- They have been featured in many movies such as Jurassic Park franchise.
- While the Velociraptor was featherless in the Jurassic movies, paleontologists discovered quill knobs (places where the flight-related feathers of birds are anchored to the bone) on a well-preserved Velociraptor forearm from Mongolia in 2007, indicating the dinosaur had feathers.
- The Velociraptor in the National Wax Museum Plus, is anatomically correct, with feathers and fur on it’s back.