The king of dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, was a baby-killer. This conclusion was reached by paleontologists from Great Britain and Germany, working in China.
The "Daily Telegraph" announced that defenseless prey and younger specimens were the favorite food of the gigantic monsters, as shown by studies of their feeding habits.
The British paleontologist David Hown and his colleagues have discovered that T-rex preferred to feed on defenseless babies, rather than provoking their parents.
Until now it was thought likely that indeed, the dinosaur would instigate battles with animals of its own size, or even larger.
According to scientists, T-rex would obtain minerals and nutrients, stored in the bones of its young victims.
The study also explains why fossils of younger dinosaurs are more rarely found.