However, the connection between Jurassic Park and a current project to revive dinosaurs is more than superficial. One of the scientific brains behind the scheme is Dr. Jack Horner, who acted as a consultant on several Jurassic Park movies. What’s more, Horner is said to have been the inspiration for Dr. Alan Grant – the good guy dino expert played by Sam Neill.
Horner, who is Regent’s Professor of Paleontology Emeritus at Montana State University, established himself as a tour-de-force after discovering a new type of dinosaur he nicknamed the “Good Mother Lizard.” In fact, he was the first scientist to offer compelling evidence that some dinosaurs nurtured their offspring. And he subsequently went on to contribute important research on the creatures’ growth and development.