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Animals walk on four legs because it is more stable than walking on two legs. Dinosaurs were very large, and it would have taken a lot of energy for them to walk on two legs. The ones who did walk on two legs were usually predators (like Tyrannosaurus rex or velociraptor) because they could get more energy from eating other animals than from eating plants.

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Q: Why did dinosaur walk on four legs?
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