Q: Were there any dinosaurs that ate both plants and meat? -Sathvik
A: There are actually only a small handful of dinosaurs that were omnivores (ate both plants and meat). You may know of the Oviraptor or Ornithomimus, but what do you know about the Therizinosaurs?
These were perhaps some of the strangest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth. These dinosaurs have characteristics from many different kinds of dinosaurs and paleontologists were very confused about them for a long time. Originally they were pretty straight forward theropods, being fierce hunters.
Then…. over time they evolved into lazy sloth dinos. They got bigger over a period of 30 million years and decided they’d just hang out and eat plants. Who needs to hunt when you look this cute and don’t have to?