4-year-old discovers 220-million-year-old dinosaur footprint in Wales


Four-year-old Lily Wilder was walking her dog with her father when she made an unusual discovery on a Welsh beach after noticing a perfectly preserved dinosaur footprint left 220 million years ago. The area is a protected site known for its fossils, but no one had previously noticed this imprint which was on a low rock perfectly visible to the child, according to Welsh authorities. The rock will be transported to the National Museum Cardiff and Wilder’s name will be listed as its official “finder”.

Wilder, who according to his mother loves dinosaurs, described the find. “It was on a low rock, shoulder height for Lily, and she just spotted it and said, ‘Look, daddy,'” her mother Sally Wilder, 41, told NBC News. “She’s really excited but doesn’t understand how amazing it is.”

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