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Size and Scale

Part of the The World's Largest Dinosaurs exhibition.

Size is much more than just a matter of appearances. It affects nearly everything an animal does. Big animals eat more than small animals; small animals breathe faster than big animals. Big animals generally live much longer than small ones.

Most small animals produce lots of offspring; most big animals, only a few. In other words, size matters; and nowhere does it matter more than in sauropod dinosaurs, the biggest land animals ever.