A THIRD of children believe dinosaurs still roam the earth, a survey found – and most want one as a pet.
High-tech movies like Jurassic World have led youngsters to believe the fearsome beasts are still alive 66 million years after they went extinct.
But their terrifying portrayal hasn’t put off many kids, and a third still believe they could house-train a T-Rex.
The study, commissioned by Mattel to launch its new range of toys Jurassic World Dominion, surveyed 1,000 British children aged 6 to 10 to mark National Dinosaur Day on Sunday (May 15).
More than half (52 percent) said they firmly believe dinosaurs will one day be brought back, just like the 1993 classic Jurassic Park.
Mattel’s Kelly Philp said: “Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating to children and probably always will be. We thought there was no better way to celebrate this National Dinosaur Day than to find out what kids think about dinosaurs.
“Dinosaurs may not yet be roaming the earth in the way kids would hope, but the new Jurassic World Dominion toy line means kids can play out endless adventures – and is a much more parent-approved pet.”
The poll found the dino king T-Rex to be the kids’ favourite, followed by the leaf-eating Triceratops in second place.
Despite the carnivore T-Rex’s fondness for meat, 39 percent of kids think it would also love pizza.
To showcase its new Jurassic World toys, Mattel used “forced perspective” photographs to make it appear as if they were towering over London’s landmarks, including the Natural History Museum and another dinosaur-inhabited building – the Houses of Parliament.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5333638/third-of-kids-think-dinosaurs-still-roam-the-world/ A third of children believe dinosaurs are still roaming the world and most would like one to stay at home, a poll has found