Alidar Jarok wrote:
As I understand it, that refers to the earlier feathers as opposed to the feathers that existed by that point (in other words, the early evolution of feathers were more hair-like).
Yeah, that makes sense. I'll still have to ask my Uncle for something more precise as per the actual question. I also think the hair was also more dense, so it protected them too. So, it's not so much that Dinosaurs were like birds, but that dinosaurs did have elements that were bird-like.
There was one dinosaur in that exhibit that looked like a giant ostrich more or less, and rather quite tall.