Find Triceratops stuffed animals, facts and information at Jeannie's Cottage. Above are shown quite a few Triceratops stuffed animals and plush toys; the large Triceratops stuffed animal in back and the blue Triceratops stuffed animal next to it are from Wild Republic. Hornsley (a Beanie Baby and Buddy Triceratops stuffed animal - blue and red) are from Ty Inc.. The tiny brown triceratops is from Ganz. The little brown Triceratops stuffed animals at far right and the one in the center are from Dakin and are retired; the large brown Triceratops stuffed animal is from the Ganz Heritage Collection. The smaller grey triceratops at right is made by Wild Republic and is a Mini Cuddlekins.
Triceratops horridus means "horrible three-horned face. Its huge skull (10 feet long) had a large bony plate at the back rimmed with bony bumps and three horns, one above its beak and two more over the eyes that were 3 feet long.
Triceratops was 30 feet long and 10 feet tall and weighed anywhere from 6 to 12 tons. It probably was hatched from eggs, although scientists do not know how Triceratops reproduced or how they raised their young.
Triceratops lived in the late Cretaceous period toward the end of the Mesozoic, the Age of Reptiles. Scientists believe that when they discover large deposits of bones of a particular species in one area that the animal is prone to be a herding type. This was the case with Triceratops, a member of the Ceratopsians. It had average intelligence based on a comparison of its weight to brain size.
Triceratops was an herbivore (plant eater.) It is assumed the Triceratops was not known for its speed considering its four short legs. Fossilized remains of Triceratops have been found in western Canada and the western United States.