Deinonychus californicus (name meaning terrible claw from California) is a species of medium-sized pack-hunting feathered dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur. This species, which can grow up to 3.4 metres (11 feet) long, was originally extinct and once lived during the early Cretaceous Period, about 115–108 million years ago (from the mid-Aptian to early Albian stages) in what is now Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and a pack of live Deinonychus californicus now are on display in Deinonychus Territory in Inland Plains section of Cretaceous Park located in Sacramento, California. Deinonychus californicus are carnivorous and mainly feed on fish, frogs, lizards, small-to-medium-sized dinosaurs, birds, small-to-medium-sized mammals, eggs, and carrion, the hatchlings mainly feed on insects and scorpions. Deinonychus californicus are known to live in packs in order to hunt larger animals such as iguanodonts in its original time and environment, but they are given live domestic pigs and domestic goats to make up for not being able to hunt wild animals. Despite their carnivorous diet and pack-hunting behavior, Deinonychus californicus are actually friendly towards sapient species, even willing to be petted by them and to play with them, in a manner similar to domestic cats and dogs, and are also found inside the Dromaeosaur Den walkthrough in Cretaceous Park's Rainforest Cafe as a result of their friendly nature.
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