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Albertosaurus was a tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived in Dinosaur Provincial Park between 73 and 70 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period. It could attain a length of 9 to 10 meters (30–33 feet) and a height of 3-3.6 meters (10–12 feet). It weighed about 3–4.4 tons. At one time, Albertosaurus was thought to be the same as Gorgosaurus, another tyrannosaurid, but now they are considered two separate species. Albertosaurus was The Lion of the Cretaceous as it had a big number of plant eaters to feed on, especially ceratopsians like Styracosaurus or Pachyrhinosaurus, or hadrosaurs like Parasaurolophus or Corythosaurus. There is also fossil evidence that this large, ferocious predator may have hunted in packs to bring down too large, difficult prey like Edmontosaurus. Albertosaurus also had a more slender skull and bones than other tyrannosaurs, making it a slim yet graceful deadly predator.


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Jurassic Park: Trespasser

Albertosaurus made its first appearance in the video game Jurassic Park: Trespasser. It can kill Anne with a single bite.

Only three Albertosaurus are present in the final game; the first time it is seen is after a fall from a cliff in 'Industrial Jungle', hunting for Parasaurolophus alongside several Velociraptor. The other two Albertosaurus are located in the first 'Ascent' level. The first albertosaur can be killed with a machine gun mounted to a wrecked truck, and the second and third albertosaurs can be dispatched with the Toxic gun, a weapon that can bring the animal down with only one shot.

The coloration is a brownish yellow with several brown markings and a white underbelly and a black streak from the top of its head to the top of the tail. This specific coloration was based on Steve Kirk's paleoart coloration of the animal.

Warpath: Jurassic Park

Albertosaurus is also included in Warpath: Jurassic Park, as the final dinosaur to unlock. Its area is Universal Studios. Its moves are the same as Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus. It comes in scarlet, forest green and cinnamon.

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

see Albertosaurus/Operation Genesis

Albertosaurus is seen in the video game Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis as a three-star small carnivore. It seems to be the most powerful small carnivore in the game. More lightly built than its cousin, such as Tyrannosaurus, it forages alone for smaller prey but will gang up to bring down large herbivores. Their favourite prey is Parasaurolophus.

The coloration is primarily a smoke black, with molten orange stripes from head to tail and a creamy grayish brown underbelly.

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Albertosaurus is one of the Carnivores that can be created from paleo-DNA in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder. Its head resembles Tyrannosaurus'.

Jurassic Park: Explorer

Albertosaurus is featured in the DVD game Jurassic Park: Explorer. A player earns a dinosaur when they win a minigame when the earned dinosaur is an Albertosaurus this video will be shown. The Albertosaurus in this game was actually a recolored Tyrannosaurus. Presumably, when the game was made, the developers did not have enough time to create an Albertosaurus, so they reused a Tyrannosaurus rex to portray the dinosaur. This also happened with the Allosaurus. However, the Albertosaurus was related to the T. rex, as mentioned before.

Jurassic Park: Builder

see Albertosaurus/Builder

Albertosaurus is one of the available dinosaurs on the simulation game Jurassic Park: Builder. Albertosaurus shared the Allosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, and Ceratosaurus model, which is inaccurate to the real Albertosaurus, which had only two fingers as opposed to the three fingers the game version has. The Albertosaurus in Jurassic Park: Builder is one of the few tyrannosauroid in the game, the others being T. rex, and Yutyrannus.

Jurassic World Evolution

see Albertosaurus/JW: E

Albertosaurus is included in Jurassic World Evolution’s Claire's Sanctuary DLC, that was released on June 18, 2019. The coloration is similar to that of Trespasser's Albertosaurus, but with black colors and a more subtle yellow.

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Jurassic World: The Game

see Albertosaurus/JW: TG

Albertosaurus is a legendary tournament carnivore added to the game on June 30, 2021.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Albertosaurus appears in the new series of the toy line as a Battle Damage action figure in 2019 based on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This is the first time it physically appeared in any Jurassic Park toy set. This Albertosaurus is also unique to the Battle Damage assortment in that it has two Dino Damage gimmicks; pressing on a skin piece will reveal its rib bones, and pressing on that rib bones will reveal its soft organ.

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