„We were the Leopards, the Lions; those who'll take our place will be little jackals, hyenas; and the whole lot of us, Leopards, jackals, and sheep, we'll all go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth.“


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„Put a leopard and a [Deinonychus] together and the former would be in trouble.“

— Gregory Scott Paul U.S. researcher, author, paleontologist, and illustrator 1954
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