Netflix: 10 Coolest Dinosaurs In Camp Cretaceous, Ranked

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Netflix's Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous has some truly awesome dinosaurs, but these are the coolest of them.

Netflix's Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is an eight episode animated series set during the events of Jurassic World. It follows the adventures of Darius Bowman, a young teen who wins a video game contest and gets the prize of a life time – an invitation to attend Jurassic World’s Camp Cretaceous.

A new Jurassic Park story means more chances to explore the island and all of the unique dinosaurs on it. Camp Cretaceous brings back plenty of fan favorite dinos, but it also introduces a few new ones that have never been the focus of the series. Which one is the coolest?

10 - Compsognathus

The Compognathus (AKA the "Compy") is a tiny predator featured throughout the Jurassic Park franchise. The small pack hunters may not be particularly dangerous on their own, but they tend to live in large numbers and will attack when threatened. Dieter Stark learned this the hard way in The Lost World, after taunting and electrocuting one for fun. Camp Cretaceous references this moment when Kenji considers tasing a compy at the park.

9 - Brachiosaurus

These gentle giants have always been a steady and instrumental piece of the Jurassic Park films. These long-necked sauropods could grow to be over 40 feet tall, and they were the very first dinosaurs that Dr. Grant, Dr. Sattler, and Ian Malcolm came in contact with in the original film. These beautiful herbivores were also some of the first dinosaurs that the kids were introduced to in Camp Cretaceous, when they zip-lined over a quiet herd of them.

8 - Velociraptor

Raptors are shown as able to problem solve, coordinate hunts, and even open doors. Quick, agile, and highly intelligent, these deadly pack hunters are some of the most popular dinosaurs in the franchise.

Though Velociraptors are not a heavy focus in Camp Cretaceous, they make a terrifying impression on Darius and Kenji, when the two get trapped in their enclosure. Jurassic's version of the Velociraptor is no doubt one of the most fascinating dinosaurs, but since raptors are only seen briefly in Camp Cretaceous, they can't quite make it to the number one spot.

7 - Sinoceratops

Standing at about ten feet tall and twenty feet long, the Sinoceratops may not be meat-eaters, but they are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to herbivores. Like the well-known Triceratops, Sinos have a similar look with one large nasal horn and a tall frilled horn coming up from the back of its skull. The kids meet a group of the creatures grazing in a field, and Sammy later befriends one and uses it's strength to help save Darius and Brooklynn.

6 - Parasaurolophus (Bioluminescent)

In the action-packed season finale of Camp Cretaceous, the kids are chased into Jurassic World's River Adventure where they paddle down a river and through a group of bioengineered bioluminescent Parasaurolophus. These herd animals are hadrosaurs (or duck-billed dinosaurs) that stand about thirteen feet tall. Though these dinosaurs are amazing on their own, their bioluminescence definitely makes them significantly cooler.

5 - Pteranadon

A bird-like flying reptile, the mighty Pteronadan is a predator whose name means "toothless wing", but despite the gentle sounding name, these large, winged creatures are still extremely dangerous.

Often scavengers, Pteranadons can have a wingspan of 26 to 33 feet, which allows them to easily swoop down on fish or other prey when they hunt. These giant birds can be seen terrorizing humans in Jurassic Park IIIJurassic World, and Camp Cretaceous. 

4 - Ankylosaurus

Easily one of the coolest herbivores in the series is the armor-plated Ankylosaurus. Covered in bony plates and long, thick spikes, the Anky used its clubbed tail as a weapon against attacking predators. Only an occasional glimpse of this awesome dino was caught previously in the Jurassic films, but the Ankylosaurs plays a significant role in Camp Cretaceous when Ben grows attached to a newly hatched baby that he names "Bumpy".

3 - Mosasaurus

The massive Mosasaurus is one of the only sea-dwelling predators featured in the franchise. A key attraction at Jurassic World, the Mosasaurus averaged over 50 feet long and is thought to have fed on large fish, sharks, and even other mosasaurs.

The Mosasaurus found at Jurassic World lived in an enormous tank at the Jurassic Lagoon. The tank was surrounded by a stadium that was used for a Mosasaurus feeding show.

2 - Indominus Rex

A hybrid created by Dr. Henry Wu and the other InGen geneticists, the Indominus Rex is a mix of many species, including both Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor DNA. Desperate to boost ticket sales and interest in the park, the Indominus was created as a new attraction, but the scientists and the Jurassic World investors underestimated how intelligent and aggressive she would be.

1 - Carnotaurus

There used to be a time when the T-Rex was the scariest thing in Jurassic Park, but even at only 12 feet tall, the Carnotaurus can give Rexy and the Indominus a run for their money for "Scary Dino Of The Week". Being smaller and lower to the ground, the Carnotaurus is fast and slightly more agile than other larger carnivores. Highly aggressive and territorial, the Carnotaurus (meaning "meat-eating bull) seemingly tirelessly hunts down the kids throughout the show as they struggle to find a way out of the park.