how did the mososaurus survive?


Upon multiple rewatches, that's probably what bothers me most. I know, there's the throwaway line when Zia talks to Franklin about how you can't predict the lifespan of a clone in a different environment. Fair enough. But that was also more about the T-Rex, who could hunt easily. I don't think that extends to a creature who is trapped in its cage and can't hunt. Still needs to eat. Unless the other dinosaurs hunted for it and brought it its food. Just seems unlikely something that large could live so long on so little. And doubt it'll reappear in 6, at least not as a full population. No others in the wild for it to mate with, and I don't really see it being one that the rich would be wild about making, too impossible to control, and what would they really use it for anyway?

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There were bones in the water of animals quite large, yeah? Maybe it ate the animals that got into/close to the cage?

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Well, the closest comparison would probably be a shark. A 1000 kg shark needs to eat 30 kg every 2 weeks. So if you scale that up to a 14000 kg mosasaur (14x the size) it would need to eat 420 kg every 2 weeks. Not sure what happens if it eats a 1000 kg smaller dinosaur, but it's kind of unlikely it gets a steady supply of 420 kg per 2 weeks for 3 years, even with dinosaurs too close to the water.

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While it may not be a steady supply, it may be enough for the creature to survive. I doubt reptiles in wild get their meals on time every time.

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Because the plot needed it to survive, duh.

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