HE hasn't learned to read yet - but show three-year-old Daniel Brooksbank a picture of one of his favourite dinosaurs and he has no trouble telling you which it is.
And mum Jayne, of Crosland Road, Oakes, says he has no problem pronouncing the long, rambling names.
She added: "He has been interested in dinosaurs since he got his first toy T-Rex, just before he was two.
"Now he has 18 and he can identify and pronounce the name of each one.
"He adores playing with them and can identify which ones are carnivores and which ones are herbivores by looking at their teeth.
"But his favourite has got to be the Tyrannosaurus Rex," said Jayne.
Other favourites include stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, brontosaurus, protoceratops and triceratops.
"He enjoys doing role play and takes off T Rex roaring through the woods. He's very good at roaring!"
But mum doesn't know if he's quite ready to see films such as Jurassic Park just yet. " I don't want to scare him!" she says.
Daniel, a pupil at Mount Pre-school, in Outlane, is also fascinated by other animals, including wild ones, safari animals and farmyard animals.
"His dad, Chris, is a bit of a twitcher and Daniel has already learned to identify a number of birds," added Jayne.
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Stegosaurus: A covered lizard dinosaur. Loved to eat low level ferns. Up to 12 metres long and seven tonnes in weight. Stalked what's now the USA.
Tyrannosaurus: Tyrant lizard dinosaur. A meat-eater. It grew to 14 metres long and weighed as much as five tonnes. Evidence has been uncovered in the USA, Canada and Mongolia.
Brachiosaurus: Arm lizard dinosaur. Herbivore. Up to 25 metres long and 13 metres high and 70 tonnes heavy. Fossils have been found in Tanzania and USA.
Diplodocus: Double beamed lizard. Herbivore. Up to 45 metres long and 30 tonnes. Fossils found in America.
Iguanodon: Herbivore, up to 10 metres long and five tonnes in weight. Fossils found in England, Germany, Spain, Belgium, China and possibly North America