Scientists recently made an eye-opening discovery at Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa. Several nests of Massospondylus, a 20ft (6m) long sauropod, including fossilized eggs and hatchling footprints, is increasing scientists knowledge of the nesting, breeding and mothering habits of dinosaurs. The dinosaur nesting site is believed to be 190 million years old, some 100 million years older than any dinosaur nest previously found. At least 10 nests were uncovered at several different rock levels. Each contained up to 34 round eggs in tightly clustered clutches. The distribution of the nests indicated that dinosaurs returned repeatedly to the…
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