T-Rex was smart and could count to 10, according to David Attenborough
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T-REX was smarter than people think, according to David Attenborough.

The scary dinosaur was able to count — as it knew if eggs were missing from its nest.

T-Rex was smarter than people think, according to David Attenborough

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T-Rex was smarter than people think, according to David AttenboroughCredit: Getty
Sir David said: 'The T-Rex could count to ten to check that all its eggs were in the nest'

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Sir David said: ‘The T-Rex could count to ten to check that all its eggs were in the nest’Credit: PA

It was also cunningly quiet when hunting, not crashing noisily through trees as is often portrayed in movies.

TV wildlife presenter Sir David, 96, bigs up the much-maligned predator in his new Prehistoric Planet series.

He said: “The T-Rex could count to ten to check that all its eggs were in the nest.” 

Paleontologist Dr Darren Naish said the claim was backed by research into its living relatives.

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He told The Sun: “It’s been shown lizards can count. It’s been shown birds can count.

“So we’ve got every reason for thinking this would be present in extinct dinosaurs like the T-Rex.

“Most dinosaurs produce large clutches of eggs.

“If you have a large number you need to keep track.” 

It means the T-Rex may be as smart as the “clever girl” raptor hunted by Muldoon in 1993’s Jurassic Park.

Dr Naish also says the predator could make a right romantic racket — with its gob shut. He said: “It made a deep booming noise with its jaws closed when mating.”

The series uses CGI to go back 65million years. An episode will stream each day this week on Apple TV+.

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