Pronounced brack-ee-oh-sore-us, and meaning ‘Arm Lizard’. Almost everything about this Dinosaur was colossal. Its heart weighed around 4000kg, which is as heavy as four cars, and it could eat up to 200kg of leaves every day!
Measuring up to 25 metres long and 13 metres tall, and weighing up to 80 tonnes, the Brachiosaurus was discovered in North America from the Jurassic period (150 million years ago).
Just like Brachiosaurus, the Asian Elephant uses its trunk to reach the heights of its forest home to find food to feed its enormous body. Facing extinction, Taronga is providing financial support to protect wild elephants from poaching and human-wildlife conflicts in Asia and Africa. You can help by adopting our Asian Elephants today!