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The dinosaur track is a stand-alone fossil that can be donated to the museum in all Animal Crossing series games and collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer.

Donation to the museum[]

In Animal Crossing[]

When the player presents the dinosaur track to Blathers at the museum in Animal Crossing, they will receive the following dialogue.

"Hoo, I say! Woo hoo! A fossilized footprint. Looks like some paleontology is afoot! Hoo hoo hoo! But truly, this is quite an earth-shaking find! I've never seen a specimen that can match it in beauty. The distinct three-toed foot tells us that this is the print of a theropod from... perhaps the Jurassic period, eh wot? It's impossible to discern anything more specific, but speculation is free, and a vital part of paleontology. Imagine a terrible carnivore stalking its prey... Its great weight pressing down into the earth... and... voila! History! Hoo, aren't I the blatherer! I beg your pardon, please! I do hope I didn't put you into a comatose state!"

In Wild World[]

When the player presents the dinosaur track to Blathers at the museum in Wild World, Blathers will reply with the following dialogue.

"Based on the shape, I can only suspect this is the footprint of the T-rex! Unlike with bones, we can see the foot's shape, size, texture, and more! Why, we can even deduce how fast it ran! Hardly just any old footprint, eh wot? Hoo! I'm frightfully sorry! The thought of such mighty feet agitates me to no end!"

In City Folk[]

When the player shows Blathers the dinosaur track in City Folk, Blathers will reply with the following dialogue.

"Why, I'd say this was the footprint of the mighty T.Rex! But don't just scoff as if this is any old footprint! morso than even bones, dinosaur tracks provide us with a plethora of interesting information. Hoo, Yes, for example, they tell about the creature's skin locomotion speed, wot! HOO! I....beg your pardon! I was so enthralled, I...I spouted hot air like a boiling teapot, eh wot?"

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.

"Unlike other fossils, fossilized foot-prints give us a glimpse of how the creature in question actually lived. Thanks to modern science, we can determine quite a lot about the particular gaits of some creatures. This includes how they supported their weight, their posture when walking, and even walking speed."

In New Horizons[]

In New Horizons, when presenting Blathers the fossil, he says the following dialogue.

"Dinosaur tracks are fossilized footprints left on the bottom of the sea or on soft earth. From these fossils, we can deduce the creature's territory range as well as its relationship with its herd... It has even become possible to work out the creature's size, distinctive gait, and, shockingly, walking speed! These trace fossils are like social-media feeds, enabling us to follow the daily lives of the dinosaurs!"

The dinosaur track is displayed in the second fossil room next to the coprolite and in front of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

As a furniture item[]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Dinosaur track 300 Gray/Brown Old School WW
Retro CF


Further Information[]

Main article: Dinosaur Tracks on Wikipedia

In other languages[]

Dinosaur track
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese あしあとのかせき Asiato no kaseki -
France French Empreinte de dino -
Spain Spanish Huella de dinosaurio -
Germany German Dino-Fußabdruck -
Italy Italian Orma dinosauro -
The Netherlands Dutch Fossiele pootafdruk -
Russia Russian Спед динозавра Sped dinozavra -
China Chinese 恐龙脚印化石/恐龍腳印化石 kǒnglóngjiǎoyìnhuàshí -
South Korea Korean 발자국 화석 Baljaguk hwaseok -

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