Discovery Channel presents Dino Gangs, Jan. 15

For years, scientists concluded that Tyrannosaurs like the T-Rex were solitary creatures because their skeletons were found alone. But now, new evidence suggests that Tyrannosaurs were cooperative pack animals that hunted in terrifying gangs.

DINO GANGS, premiering Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel, explores internationally-renowned Canadian palaeontologist Dr. Phil Currie’s radical new theory based on new evidence discovered in a remote corner of Mongolia.

In Mongolia, palaeontologists have unearthed the remains of 90 Tarbosaurus dinosaurs – the Chinese T-Rex – in one region of the Gobi Desert. Dr. Currie – who’s based at the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta – believes that many of them, found close together, were part of a single social group.

With exclusive access to his research, DINO GANGS follows Dr. Currie on a global quest from the dinosaur graveyards of the Gobi Desert to the wilds of the African Kalahari. To prove his theory, the two-hour special uses cutting-edge animation and immersive computer generated imagery to delve into Tyrannosaurs’ mysterious lives. Using CT scans of a Tyrannosaur skull, the special shows how it is possible to build a 3D model of the Tyrannosaur’s brain, blood vessels and nerves. DINO GANGS could change the conventional understanding of dinosaurs forever, by revealing that Tyrannosaurs were more intelligent – and far more deadly – than ever imagined.

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