The Most Popular Prehistoric Animals – Everything Dinosaur Survey Results

The fierce carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex is children’s favourite dinosaur, although Stegosaurus is catching up according to a survey published by the team at Everything Dinosaur, the specialist educational toy company.

Using information gathered from dinosaur drawing workshops with schoolchildren, as well as product sales and viewings from the company’s website Everything Dinosaur Website, a top ten list of popular prehistoric animals has been compiled. Not surprisingly, the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex tops the chart but the gentle plant eater Stegosaurus has replaced Velociraptor in the number two position.

Prehistoric Mammals are well represented in the list with the Sabre-toothed cat and the Woolly Mammoth continuing to be popular.  With the appearance of a Sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon) in the next episode of the Primeval television programme on ITV1 (Saturday 26th January), the Smilodon is expected to be boosted further in popularity.

The Top Ten Best Selling/Most Popular Prehistoric Animals

1. Tyrannosaurus rex

2. Stegosaurus

3. Velociraptor

4. Triceratops

5. Pteranodon

6. Sabre-toothed Cat

7. Woolly Mammoth

8. Diplodocus

9. Spinosaurus

10. Giganotosaurus

Survey Source: Everything Dinosaur 2007