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Here's One Thing You Probably Didn't Know About "Jurassic World"

Turns out Dr Wu isn't the only character we've seen before. [Minor spoilers if you haven't yet seen the film.]

As you may have heard, since its release on Friday Jurassic World has had the biggest opening weekend in box office history β€” earning $524m.

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So you can bet that wherever Chris Pratt is, he probably looks a lot like this.

The breakout stars of the movie were undoubtedly Pratt's gang of "tame" Velociraptors, particularly their fearless leader, Blue.

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Twenty-two years ago, however, it was the T. rex that everyone remembered.

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Lovingly referred to as Rexy by those in the know, her tiny arms made her one of the most loved "baddies" of the '90s.

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The last time we saw her was in the Jurassic Park visitors centre, moments after she'd taught a couple of Velociraptors a thing or two about respect.

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Missing Rexy, we were obviously relieved to find that Jurassic World had its very own T. rex (even if the "big bad" this time round was the mutant Indominus Rex).

Our first glimpse of her comes at feeding time.

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As you can see, this T. rex also has a thing for goats. And moments after this shot, a red flare is thrown towards the goat in order to get her attention, just like in the old days.

But it turns out these similarities shouldn't be surprising, as it's ACTUALLY THE SAME DINOSAUR.

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That's right. Twenty-two years after Jurassic Park went south, Rexy is back! And she's still not taking any shit.

In this excerpt from the new park's official site, it suggests that the T. rex has been on Isla Nublar for 25 years.

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Meaning that, unless there was another T. rex on the island when the first film took place, the animal who saves everyone from the Indominus Rex is Rexy! And it's very unlikely that there was another T. rex on Isla Nublar, as surely Hammond and co. would have mentioned this when the island lost all of its power.

The theory goes that Rexy stayed alive by eating the herbivorous dinosaurs that had managed to survive.

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As Grant found out, at least some of the animals had found a way to breed, so Rexy would have had plenty of food to choose from. And although the dinosaurs were not supposed to be able to survive without Lysine supplements, it was explained in The Lost World that the animals were able to find Lysine from natural sources.

So for those of you who thought there was only one returning character in Jurassic World, think again...

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