What Dinosaurs ACTUALLY Looked Like?

Published on Oct 12, 2021
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The past is a vast and mysterious land that begins at the big bang and ends in the present, expanding with each passing moment. It is the home of everything that came before, the key to understanding our present. Here we find the most amazing creatures to ever roam our planet, hundreds of millions of species so diverse that our imagination cannot do them justice. Unfortunately the past carefully guards its secrets.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    8 days ago

    As the year 12,021 slowly comes to an end, we present to you the 12,022 Human Era Calendar: Eons Edition. You can get the very shiny, high-quality, limited edition now until we sell out and then never again. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE.

    • O. Rood

      O. Rood

      Day ago

      Please stop with the "unknown unknowns" it sounds so stupid. 😅 Thumbs up btw. 👍

    • zack sinclair

      zack sinclair

      Day ago

      lol started witha big bang!!!! idiot

    • Noah Ivey

      Noah Ivey

      2 days ago

      hey uh... can you please make sure you don't ran out of merch Intel it turns may 23 because I want to buy your merch on my birthday please 😁

    • DaUltiamteSunscreen Eater

      DaUltiamteSunscreen Eater

      2 days ago

      les go I'm 10010 years old

    • Evan Rooney

      Evan Rooney

      2 days ago

      What would happen if the titanaboa raided New York City?

  • Okuyasu Nijimura

    Okuyasu Nijimura

    22 minutes ago

    there are things we dont know about that we know about that we dont know about😳

  • Jack Woods

    Jack Woods

    33 minutes ago

    We've always pictured dinosaurs as brown, greenish, or grey, camo colors, but many of them might not have been simply because they didn't have to hide.

  • Ивайло Денков

    Ивайло Денков

    Hour ago

    Thenx for the Bulgarian subs!

  • Tamer 009

    Tamer 009

    Hour ago

    in all animation monkey holds somthing or the other in its hand (a easter egg sort of)

  • David Hsu

    David Hsu

    Hour ago

    how do you draw a titanoboa or a quetzalcoatlus less scary tho? I dont think you can.

  • MYK zoot

    MYK zoot

    Hour ago

    2:25 drip check yo

  • Surin Atik

    Surin Atik

    2 hours ago

    You know the past video that you did then when the rock how did it become normal

  • Sexy Senior Citizen

    Sexy Senior Citizen

    2 hours ago

    Thank you for treating them as animals and not as movie monsters

  • Nacht Eule

    Nacht Eule

    3 hours ago

    Life is so beautiful that it feels like a mistake to experience it, imagine if all humans share the same idea of preserving what we have or see right now in this very present, if all humans became the very balance of life instead of ruination and chaos.

  • Dulce Lulu

    Dulce Lulu

    3 hours ago

    Gracias kurzgezagt

  • Zekr0gen


    3 hours ago

    0:00 welcome to seirai

  • my name griffin

    my name griffin

    4 hours ago

    past past past

  • Yeonjoon Hong

    Yeonjoon Hong

    4 hours ago

    Honestly Christians or creationists who're saying God created all this biodiversity or don't even believe dinosaurs existed because some only believe the earth was 6000-10000 years old is kind of insulting to the beauty that arose from natural processes. All the hard work that scientists put into these studies just being rejected by pastors or other people with no real credentials misrepresenting science as a whole is appalling.

  • Steve Bourgeault

    Steve Bourgeault

    4 hours ago

    You should make more videos about the ants

  • Not Your Best Idea

    Not Your Best Idea

    5 hours ago

    i like that he called me fat at 4:45. thanks for that.

  • Yllaño Jay Valido

    Yllaño Jay Valido

    5 hours ago

    It's boring because it doesn't talk much about technology 😭

  • Nicolle's Dreams

    Nicolle's Dreams

    5 hours ago

    Amazing video like always

  • da bearded_one

    da bearded_one

    5 hours ago

    to be fair, swans ARE monsters right out of nightmares.

  • Ari Blue

    Ari Blue

    6 hours ago

    Your videos always make me cry 😢

  • KevC3


    6 hours ago

    this made me sad

  • Steve Bourgeault

    Steve Bourgeault

    6 hours ago

    Nice joke

  • Runar He

    Runar He

    7 hours ago

    FINALLY! But, dinosaurs still exists. The scientific consencus is that birds are dinoaurs and they existed way before t.rex etc.

  • Emilio Garcia-Sanchez

    Emilio Garcia-Sanchez

    7 hours ago

    Dragons were totally real, and we just haven’t found/won’t find their fossils.



    7 hours ago

    fucked up in the crib crying over the dinosaur video excellent work

  • Aste


    7 hours ago

    TBF baboons are already kind of bizarre and nightmareish. You ever seen one yawn? Let alone their behavior, you don't strut the African servers as a mid-sized omnivore by being pleasant!

  • Beatbox Allstars

    Beatbox Allstars

    7 hours ago

    Thanks for this informative video, we are learning.

    • what .__.

      what .__.

      4 hours ago

      People comment on verified ones just to gain likes. like will that make you famous or something noob?

    • what .__.

      what .__.

      4 hours ago

      @The pangolin just stop

    • The pangolin

      The pangolin

      5 hours ago

      Hi checkmark, farming likes are we? gtfo

  • Dome :3

    Dome :3

    8 hours ago

    You can't do this to me! It looks so cool but I can't afford it right now!! :'v

  • WarheadOD


    8 hours ago

    Bro, turn down the music...

  • Gerald Black

    Gerald Black

    8 hours ago

    Iridescent rainbow dinos!

  • partymetroid


    8 hours ago

    All Kurzgesagt birbs are dinosaurs.

  • Asianboi108shorts


    9 hours ago

    The earth is 6000 years old beleive in Jesus

  • Gibson Flying V

    Gibson Flying V

    10 hours ago

    There you have it feathered dinosaur crowed!!! Kurzgesagt is one of the most accurate you tubers around and he did a great job pointing out a simple reality. We have no idea what alot of dinosaurs looked like, and frankly based on what evidence we DO have its likely very few of them had feathers.

  • Mayur Patel

    Mayur Patel

    10 hours ago

    boo so bad you are bad

  • Tyrannosaurusspinobiren


    10 hours ago

    Dinos did not look like that

  • Tyrannosaurusspinobiren


    10 hours ago

    Not right

  • Megh Gusain

    Megh Gusain

    11 hours ago

    Give your animator a RAISE! Incredible content!

  • Luis Rodriguez

    Luis Rodriguez

    11 hours ago

    I occassionally feel sad about the fact that I will never be able to see anything past that isn't recorded. Thank you for putting it in a video.

  • Nick Whiskey

    Nick Whiskey

    11 hours ago

    what a sick channel

  • Skontix


    12 hours ago

    You are the best educational channel ever. You have beautiful satisfying animations and explain topics so rhetorically. You really do deserve the millions of subscribers you have, in fact you deserve much more than 16m but still, this channel is great and please never ever stop posting.

  • Thomas


    12 hours ago

    9:04 "Facts don't care about your feelings." - Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

  • Georgiann Rasnake

    Georgiann Rasnake

    12 hours ago

    The mere gorilla resultspreviously entertain because subway frustratingly smile after a black stranger. honorable, mundane dinghy

  • L T

    L T

    12 hours ago


  • TytheGuy


    12 hours ago

    Idk why 3.4k people disliked this, the art is stunning, the lesson is profound. I love you guys and appreciate the information you relay. Always a pleasure to see a new video even if I am a bit late to this.

  • 5aax


    12 hours ago

    6:55 Sort of funny that you mention that dinosaurs have historically been misrepresented as ferocious beasts and then immediately show what is essentially a small bird howling like a Lovecraft monster

  • King fry memes and gaming

    King fry memes and gaming

    12 hours ago

    What if trex were intelligent

  • The berry

    The berry

    12 hours ago

    i watched all Jurassic park movies i know what they look like 😁

  • sfkeepay


    13 hours ago

    Another outstanding video! But, for balanced feedback, it seems like saying the tyrannosaurus “...probably had the strongest bite of any land animal ever...” in the same video where you point out that we have fossil remains of less than 1% of all the species that have ever existed....is highly problematic. It seems far more likely that other, even more powerful species existed, but they left no discoverable remains.

  • Yaz


    13 hours ago

    The song that goes trough the video and is played at the end is soo good! Have someone in the Kurzgesagt team made it or is it on for example spotify

  • Niklas99


    13 hours ago


  • Juan Balvoa

    Juan Balvoa

    13 hours ago

    Amazing video, really thankful for your work!

  • EnJotax


    13 hours ago

    This channel is the fucking best thing in Youtube and I will never be tired of saying it.

  • Svalgur Style

    Svalgur Style

    13 hours ago

    Nice Jurassic park reverence

  • Sam Millar

    Sam Millar

    13 hours ago

    oh guys, this was a really beautiful and poignant one

  • Ricardo Krupinski

    Ricardo Krupinski

    14 hours ago

    So good.

  • Aditi S Iyengar

    Aditi S Iyengar

    14 hours ago

    Why do Kurzegesagt endings always make me so emotional😭 They truly make the endings have such deep meanings!

  • Francisco Fernandes

    Francisco Fernandes

    14 hours ago

    Hmmm yes, lileep, definatelly a sea creature

  • william_o99


    14 hours ago

    This was honestly a really beautiful and bittersweet tribute to all of the species that existed before us. Made me smile with a little tear in my eye. Thank you.

  • Gustavo Schonarth

    Gustavo Schonarth

    15 hours ago

    8:30 lemme smash 😂 sorry I couldn't help it

  • Mohammed Suliman

    Mohammed Suliman

    15 hours ago

    08:14 "so maybe the t-rex was a cuddly fellow..."
    Quote of the day

  • ShockWaveGXT


    15 hours ago

    Explaining everything with chickens makes things easy to understand.

  • Sedrik


    16 hours ago

    Idk why but I felt very sad, almost drop tears when he was talking about the many species we haven't discovered and we won't. I wish i could know everything I wanted.

  • Mr Man

    Mr Man

    16 hours ago

    They looked like my parrot some of them

  • 1000 subs without videos challenge

    1000 subs without videos challenge

    16 hours ago

    This video opens me new perspectives.

  • Kurt Otoyarivasplata

    Kurt Otoyarivasplata

    17 hours ago

    I would love my school worked with videos like this, instead they put a crappy audio and video quality one from 2010.

  • William Thrasher

    William Thrasher

    17 hours ago

    can you make a video about bees and how they make honey? I love every episode

  • Dave Mustard Stain

    Dave Mustard Stain

    17 hours ago

    Youtube propaganda

    • Peppermint Gal

      Peppermint Gal

      15 hours ago

      Everyone's a critic....

  • VidaxTheDragonMage


    18 hours ago

    First HE calendar I'm buying, I'm so excited!!!!!

  • Skipper Grumby

    Skipper Grumby

    18 hours ago

    This is stupid. The number of blue animals in the world is miniscule. Dinosaurs may not have been the green many expect, but they aren't blue. If not green, probably brown, maybe some yellow or red, but definitely not blue. Blue is a difficult color to replicate in nature. Green is easy because of chlorophyll, and brown is easy, just a mishmash of color.

  • Alec D

    Alec D

    18 hours ago

    bro why you gotta immediately start the waterworks wuth those mammoths?

  • Daniel Hugo Rodrigues

    Daniel Hugo Rodrigues

    18 hours ago

    So cool. Go on!

  • Piemasteratron


    18 hours ago

    Excellent stuff

  • Kai Tuan

    Kai Tuan

    19 hours ago

    i always love this soundtrack when it comes to time and scale.The echoing chorale in the background is just magnificent.

  • asher platts

    asher platts

    19 hours ago

    We should explore the deep oceans. Lots of alien-like creatures down there, and very unexplored. Everyone wants to go to Mars, to look for aliens, but nobody wants to find the life we already have here. Like Xenophyophores, the basketball sized single celled organisms that populate areas of the abyssal plain.

  • do0myk


    19 hours ago

    What a bunch of useless chatter. I remember when you used to do informative videos. Now its just hippy indoctrination and merch selling

  • Arisaga


    19 hours ago

    Meh, whatever.

  • Finnégan Rynn

    Finnégan Rynn

    19 hours ago

    Gay dino

  • Logika One

    Logika One

    19 hours ago

    For some reason I feel this video changed me

  • sprenis


    19 hours ago

    dinosaurs with human skin?

  • Shamar Daniel

    Shamar Daniel

    19 hours ago

    Poor baby Mammoth 😭😭😭

  • H7M©™


    20 hours ago

    Did he just said shees 😂

  • Emalo


    21 hour ago

    2:24 sheeeeesh!

  • Catherine


    21 hour ago

    Wow, an episode that made me tear up. Cinematic is fantastic. Animation, sound, the choice of words.. wow. This episode made me so open-minded. Not only in science, but in the matter of not being judgmental to people. This was about dinosaurs but morality is what’s resonated to me.

  • jack cooper

    jack cooper

    21 hour ago

    2:25 sheeeesh 😆👌

  • ㅊㅎ


    21 hour ago

    can you tell me actually what is millennium day of god ?

  • Ali Hassan Mir

    Ali Hassan Mir

    21 hour ago

    Dinosaurs in this video look like pokemon

  • Le_mayo


    22 hours ago

    How did she get there

    Edit: timestamp was wrong

    • Peppermint Gal

      Peppermint Gal

      15 hours ago

      I never thought I'd be thirsting for a Kurzgesagt animation lmao

  • infinity


    22 hours ago

    2:23 *SHEEESH*

  • Avipt


    22 hours ago

    Just look at Emus, they dont have wings, they have 2 small devolved arms with 1 claw on each arm. Also their feathers are not like normal bird feathers, closer to a....broom. The fact that i will never be able to see what a dinosaur really looked like is...heartbreaking.

    • BreadHatter


      22 hours ago

      Emus won a war against Australians

  • UserX-1099


    Day ago

    So basically, a lot of giant chickens.

  • Sree Hari

    Sree Hari

    Day ago

    Please do a video about the atmosphere of early earth during Dinosaur era

  • mrpositronia


    Day ago

    Imagine feeling compelled to down vote this great video. I can't.

  • S3V3N13TT3R5


    Day ago

    What a shame I had a terrible evolutionary biology professor boring class :(

  • Mr.Tobi


    Day ago

    Ist Kurzgesagt nicht eigentlich deutsch

  • Jonathan Martin

    Jonathan Martin

    Day ago

    Anyone else notice the Sailor Moon poster @ 9:43?

  • Shirley Mental

    Shirley Mental

    Day ago

    'Well never know what they looked like'. Ever heard of jurasic park?? Sheesh.

  • Fixy Clary

    Fixy Clary

    Day ago

    7:40 Kurzgesagt animated Lions; my life is now complete!

  • Sierra Kaye

    Sierra Kaye

    Day ago

    This makes sense when you think about it. If birds evolved from lizard-like dinosaurs, then why haven't we seen anything like that since the meteor struck?

    • Azriel Moha

      Azriel Moha

      22 hours ago

      One word. Mammals. Mammals pretty much take and dominate most of the megafaunal niches so much so that reptiles, birds, and amphibians couldn't compete with them.

  • RemTreeFiddy


    Day ago

    Sounds like a lot of guess work, as usual with every other source that so desperately wants to show a TRex with feathers.

  • Candy Neige

    Candy Neige

    Day ago

    The past may be mysterious, but the future is even more mysterious, there is no way to tell what the future holds, the only events that are sure to happen no matter what are astronomical events, such as solar and lunar eclipses for example, we can pinpoint the exact location of the eclipse as well as the exact timing down to the second.