Find Tyrannosaurus Rex or T-Rex stuffed animals, facts and information at Jeannie's Cottage. The plush toy dinos shown above are made by several different companies. All the red-headed tyrannosaurus stuffed animals are made by Wild Republic. The blue T-Rex stuffed animal is a retired Beanie Buddy named Rex from Ty Inc. The large brown T-Rex stuffed animal at right is from the Ganz Heritage Collection. The small grey T-Rex plush toy in the middle is from Dakin, but that one is retired. We also have Toothie, a Ty Beanie Baby. The litted green, purple, red and yellow dinos are Puffkins from Swibco.
The name Tyrannosaurus (tie-RAN-oh-SAW-rus) means Tyrant Lizard. T-Rex was a theropod and a carnivore (meat-eater.) He was 46 feet long, 16 feet tall and weighed 5 tons. Fossilized skeletal remains have been found in the USA, Canada and Mongolia. T-Rex lived during the late Cretaceous period. Tyrannosaurus was the largest of the theropods, also known as "lizard-hipped" dinosaurs. It was a huge beast, walking about on two legs with a powerful tail and large head. It had small arms. Its mouth was full of long, curved teeth, some longer than 6 inches. It is believed that Tyrannosaurus was not able to chew, therefore it had to swallow its food whole. Fossilized skeletal remains have been found in the USA, Canada and Mongolia. Palaeontologist Barnum Brown discovered the first almost complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton in Hell Creek, Montana, in the USA in 1902.