March 24th

1945 – Happy Birthday Robert Bakker

On this day in dinosaurs, we celebrate the birthday of a dinosaur evangelist, a science communicator, and one of the leading voices in the dinosaur renaissance. Robert Bakker, famed by name and caricature in the Jurassic Park franchise, has been one of the most outspoken and vivacious paleontologists of the modern era.


He’s written both novels and scientific works on dinosaurs and has helped to educate a generation of scientists. As one of the most eloquent and impassioned dinosaur hunters of our age, Bakker has appeared on television on countless occasions. He is also a great paleo-artist and an ecumenical minister.

Thank you for your imagination and inspiration, Dr. Bakker! We hope you have a sauropod-sized celebration today.

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