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Gallimimus
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Name meaning

"Chicken mimic"

Code name

Gally or Speeder

Diet

Omnivore

Height

2 meters (6.6 feet) at the hip

Length

8 meters (26 feet)

Weight

160-440kg (970 pounds)

Range

Isla Nublar
Isla Sorna

Birth type

Egg

Novel appearances

The Lost World

Film appearances

Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic World

Game appearances

Jurassic Park (SNES game)
Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III: Island Attack
Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor
Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
Jurassic Park Dinosaur Battles
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Jurassic Park: Explorer
Jurassic Park: Builder

Comic appearances

?

Toy appearances

Jurassic Park Series 2

"They're flocking this way."
Tim Murphy(src)


Gallimimus was a speedy predator, the largest of its type. They were called chicken mimics because they probably moved like modern flightless birds. Unlike other meat-eaters, Gallimimus had no teeth. In fact, it had a very small head. This was probably one of the fastest dinosaurs, with speed like a modern cheetah, it could probably run up to 60 mph.[1]

With its small, toothless head, it is believed that Gallimimus probably had a diet of insects, small animals, eggs and maybe even some plants. They hand very long fingers and long arms, which they could use for digging or grabbing eggs. They had a much longer neck that any other theropod dinosaur. In Jurassic Park they were shown as a large flock, but we don't know if that was real or movie behavior.[1]

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StoryEdit

CreationEdit

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Gallimimus was successfully recreated by InGen in the lab on Isla Sorna where they were parented and fed in captivity on the island. The cloned Gallimimus moved in flocks and had a color scheme that varied depending on an individual's age and gender.

The males were occasionally a bright orange and darkened patterns of red and orange from head to tail, the females were duller in color from most of the body having a peachy color along with three shades of brown (beige, sand, tan), need least to say about their neck and head which were purplish with dark purple stripes over with a streamline of orange leading up to the head which ended off with a bright yellow. Unlike the adults the juveniles have color scheme based on much of that to a baby deer (or fawn appropriately). They have a mossy green almost translucent color to their bodies and have a diverse number of spots on over them.

Once a Gallimimus individual reached adulthood, it would then be transported to the island Isla Nublar to live in the Gallimimus Enclosure of Jurassic Park.

Isla Nublar IncidentEdit

On the second day of the Isla Nublar Incident, Dr. Alan Grant and the Murphy childern witnessed a Gallimius flock in its enclosure fleeing from Jurassic Park's Tyrannosaurus rex, Rexy. The T. rex managed to kill and consume one unlucky individual who tripped on a log when the flock was running for safety.

It is unknown what happened to the Gallimimus populations on Isla Nublar after the incident.

Living in the wildEdit

When Hurricane Clarissa struck Isla Sorna, the InGen personnel left the island. The bird-like dinosaurs were either set free by the workers, broke out on their own or because the storm had damaged fences. Gallimius roamed freely across the island.

The theropods had to learn to live in the wild. Since they no longer received lysine supplements in their food, they started to eat lysine rich plants.

They were known to have resided in the southeast of Isla Sorna coexisting with other herbivores Mamenchisaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Pachycephalosaurus. Galimimus also made up a good portion of the fauna of that region.

In The Lost World: Jurassic Park an adult Gallimimus was captured by the InGen Hunters for Peter Ludlow's Jurassic Park San Diego, but was freed the following night by Nick Van Owen along with the rest of the dinosaurs held captive by the hunters.

Jurassic WorldEdit

Gallimimus was recreated a second time by the Masrani Global Corporation for their own dinosaur park, Jurassic World. They retained many characteristics of the previous clones. The theropods lived in the self-titled Gallimimus Valley and could be observed by using a Gyrosphere.

GalleryEdit



TriviaEdit

  • In the original storyboards of the second film's official ending the Gallimimus was one the many dinosaurs seen in the ending living in harmony among the other dinosaurs of Isla Sorna, but the ostrich-like dinosaur was cut from the final production.[citation needed]
  • Gallimimus might have made an appearance in Jurassic Park III during the InGen Compound scene, where one of the decomposing embryos that Amanda Kirby looks at vaguely resembles the animal.
  • In Jurassic Park Gallimimus was the only dinosaur made entirely of CGI.

The Lost WorldEdit

In The Lost World, Gallimimus is indirectly referenced, proving that it exists on Isla Sorna in the novel universe. Its name (Gallimimus bullatus) is printed all over a document addressed to Dr. Henry Wu, among the dozens spread all over the abandoned InGen compound.

SNESEdit

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Gallimimus from the SNES video game.

Multiple herds of Gallimimus appears in the SNES game Jurassic Park. They can be killed by the player. The dinosaurs won't attack the avatar directly. They move in the following cycle. The animals stand still in a row for some time. Then they simultaneously run to the other side of the field. On the other side, they will wait in formation until they run back. If the player happens to be in the Gallimimus' path, it loses HP.

Jurassic Park ArcadeEdit

Gallimimus is encountered in the Jurassic Park arcade game.

The Lost World ArcadeEdit

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Gallimimus from The Lost World: Jurassic Park arcade game.

Herds of Gallimimus are encountered in the The Lost World: Jurassic Park arcade game.


Jurassic Park: Operation GenesisEdit

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see Gallimimus/Operation Genesis

In the video game Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, Gallimimus is a three-star herbivore from the Flaming Cliffs formation along with the Velociraptor and the Homalocephale, much like the real world. It is inaccurately depicted as a herbivore, when it, in both real life and Jurassic Park, is an omnivore. This is possibly due to their limitations that resemble a herbivore. Gallimimus can coexist with Dryosaurus and other herbivores and appears to be one of the hardest herbivores to catch by most carnivore dinosaurs. It appeared in the game's demo as well. The lifestyle of the Gallimimus in this game much more disorganized than in films where the Gallimimus are thought to evade live in flocks. Though much of this is true in the game the Gallis tend to separate from the herd and end  up getting lost. When in a herd the Gallis frequently run on a natural basis, but when isolated from a herd they always stop running and normally walk.

Jurassic Park: BuilderEdit

see Gallimimus/Builder

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Gallimimus from Jurassic Park: Builder.

Gallimimus is one of the available dinosaurs on the IOS application, Jurassic Park: Builder.


CameoEdit

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Gallimimus from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

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Gallimimus appeared in Jurassic Park Series 2. It is one of the rarest and most expensive figures in the toy line.



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Gallimimus from the Topps comics. (Image courtesy of Jurassic Park Legacy).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jurassic Park Institute, Dinopedia/Gallimimus. Link.
Jurassic Park Dinosaurs
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dinosaurs
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