Early start

Unlike the Maiasaura young, who were looked after by their mother for several weeks, Orodromeus young left their nests as soon they hatched from their eggs. The young Orodromeus would have been preyed upon by carnivorous dinosaurs, such as sharp-sighted Troodon.

fossilized maiasaura egg and skeleton of young fossilized maiasaura egg and skeleton of young

Maiasaura Nesting Site

Maiasaura hatchings were very weak.

Newly hatched Orodromeus leaving nest

Newly hatched Orodromeus leaving nest

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