“Fifteen years ago, John Hammond had a dream.” — Peter Ludlow, May 25, 1997
- Off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, volcanic activity creates a series of small islands. These will come to be known as Guà-Si (or, to Westerners, Isla Nublar) and, farther out to sea, Las Cinco Muertes (the Muertes Archipelago to Westerners). Eventually, the islands will come to be inhabited by numerous plants and animals. These include indigenous species such as the Nublar tufted deer.
- At some point thousands of years ago, indigenous people from Central America come to live on Isla Nublar. This includes a tribe of Bribri people, who are known as the Tun-Si tribe. They introduce goats to the island. They may have arrived as early as the first millennium BCE.
- Isla Nublar is discovered by Spanish carrack La Estrella under guidance of navigator Diego Fernandez. It is named Isla Nublar (meaning “Cloud Island”) by cartographer Nicolas de Huelva, possibly due to the clouds of black smoke emanating from Mount Sibo due to a recent eruption Following this date, Mount Sibo becomes dormant for 492 years.
- Some sources indicate that Las Cinco Muertes is discovered by Europeans this year. However, the date is disputed.
• Plesiosaurus is described.
• Mosasaurus is described.
• “Troodon” is described.
• Hadrosaurus is described.
• Compsognathus and Dimorphodon are described.
• Tylosaurus is described.
• Pteranodon is described.
• Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, and Stegosaurus are described.
• Coelurus is described.
• Ceratosaurus is described.
• Triceratops is described.
• Hoplitosaurus is described.
• Brachiosaurus is described.
• Tyrannosaurus rex is described.
• Ankylosaurus is described.
• Deinosuchus is described.
• Euoplocephalus is described.
• Corythosaurus is described.
• Spinosaurus is described.
• Edmontosaurus is described.
• Elaphrosaurus is described.
• Parasaurolophus is described.
• Velociraptor is described.
- Earliest possible birth year for Benjamin Lockwood, said to be “in his eighties” in 2018.
- Sanjay Masrani is born in Bombay (Mumbai), British India.
• Nipponosaurus, Proceratosaurus, and Segisaurus are described.
- Latest possible birth year for Benjamin Lockwood, said to be “in his eighties” in 2018.
• Pachycephalosaurus is described.
• Pachyrhinosaurus is described.
• Mamenchisaurus and Therizinosaurus are described.
• Majungasaurus is described.
- Approximate birth year of Juanito Rostagno, said to be “thirty-ish” in the Jurassic Park script.
- Herrerasaurus is described.
- Earliest possible birth year for Ellie Sattler, said to be in her late twenties in the Jurassic Park script.
- Metriacanthosaurus is described.
- Simon Masrani born in Bombay (Mumbai), India to Sanjay Masrani.
- John Hammond’s first animal preserve, dubbed “Animal Kingdom“, opens to the public in Nairobi, Kenya. Hammond hires Robert Muldoon as park warden.
- Deinonychus is described.
• Dilophosaurus is described.
• Gallimimus is described.
- February 16: Masrani Global established by Sanjay Masrani, with founding of Mascom, in Mumbai, India.
- Before May 23: Sarah Harding is born to Gerry Harding and his first wife (based on dialogue from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, where Sarah mentions having worked with animals for twenty-four years).
- International Genetic Technologies founded by John Parker Hammond in San Diego, California with locations in Palo Alto and Europe. Benjamin Lockwood was his partner in business.
- Early Summer: Jessica Marie Harding is born to Gerry Harding and his second wife, according to dialogue in Jurassic Park: The Game.
- According to Nima Cruz, her daughter Atlanta is about the same age as Jess and so was born around this time.
- Geosternbergia and Lesothosaurus are described.
- Mascom unveils its concept for fiber-optic communications in the telecommunications network.
- Nima Cruz says she and her father left Isla Nublar around this time. This predates InGen’s resettlement of the Tun-Si people by three or four years, depending on the exact date at which they left the island.
- InGen signs a 99-year lease for Isla Sorna from the Costa Rican government. Isla Sorna had been the site of banana plantations prior to this date. The banana groves were left abandoned when InGen arrived.
- Mascom Telecommunications network launches in India.
- Construction begins on Jurassic Park: San Diego.
- Stygimoloch is described.
- August 15: Maisie Lockwood is born to Benjamin Lockwood.
- Hammond begins funding Dr. Alan Grant’s research at some point.
- The first test fertilization of an artificial ovum by InGen at the Lockwood estate transpires successfully.
- Tatsuo Technology is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
- On or Before March 5: Isobel James is born.
- InGen moves to be based out of Palo Alto.
- According to the InGen Handbook that was offered with The Game, InGen was founded in 1985 out of Palo Alto, California with operations in Europe, South Pacific, and San Diego. This is overriden by data from the film canon, which establishes InGen as being founded in 1975 and moving to Palo Alto in 1985.
- Hammond hires paleogeneticist Dr. Laura Sorkin, according to the InGen Handbook. A graduate of University of California at Berkeley, she was instrumental in demonstrating that ancient DNA could be retrieved from amber. The first successful extraction was performed at Benjamin Lockwood’s residence.
- Jurassic Park: San Diego is halted and indefinitely suspended at this time as Hammond decides to relocate to Isla Nublar, Costa Rica.
- Nima Cruz’s father, a Tun-Si awa, is brought by the Costa Rican government to speak to InGen about Isla Nublar so that the government can ask for a higher price from InGen. Isla Nublar is then leased from the Costa Rican government, becoming a part of the 99-year lease InGen already has for Las Cinco Muertes. InGen offers to relocate the native peoples along with providing education and medical care and assistance. Oscar Morales participates in removing the remaining Tun-Si from Isla Nublar. The displaced locals are promised education, medicine, and housing by InGen and Costa Rica, but both benefactors fail to provide these services adequately.
- On or Before May 25: Claire Dearing is born.
- Karen Dearing is born sometime before this year.
- Jess Harding sneaks into the tiger exhibit at the San Diego Zoo where her father works.
- Carnotaurus is described.
- The first dinosaur, a Triceratops, is cloned on InGen’s facilities on Site B.
- Originally, the first dinosaur ever cloned was said to be Velociraptor, but this has since been retroactively changed by updates to the film canon.
- Dialogue from The Evolution of Claire suggests that Brachiosaurus was among the first dinosaurs to be cloned. Two individuals named Olive and Agnes were said to be in their twenties as of August 2004, which is technically an error; no dinosaurs had yet been cloned in 1984. The earliest they could have hatched would be 1986, making them 18 at the time.
- InGen hires geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, a recent MIT graduate. Wu is eventually able to prove that splicing the ancient DNA with that of modern animals can create viable embryos at a much faster rate than Dr. Sorkin’s methods, which required the amassing of large amounts of amber to reconstruct complete genomes. He also creates a contingency plan in the event that animals escape from the island, inserting a faulty gene into their genome which causes them to become dependent on supplemental lysine in their food. Without this, the animals will become comatose and eventually die. This method is approved of by InGen, but vehemently opposed by Dr. Laura Sorkin. Despite her protests, all new InGen employees must agree to uphold the lysine contingency. The successes of Dr. Wu cause him to become favored over Dr. Sorkin.
- Gerry Harding came to work at InGen some time after the lysine contingency was established.
- Baryonyx is described.
- The last of the Tun-Si are resettled on the Costa Rican mainland.
- Construction of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar begins.
- Dr. Sorkin is granted her field lab on Isla Nublar in an effort to show she can still be of use by correcting Wu’s mistakes as a field scientist.
- On or Before May 15: A female Tyrannosaurus rex is hatched on Site B. She is the first of her kind.
- First maturing animals moved from InGen’s Site B on Isla Sorna to the Jurassic Park: Isla Nublar. It is not known what exact dates most of the animals were moved. The first species cloned between 1986 and 1988 include at least Triceratops and Brachiosaurus. It is possible that Parasaurolophus may also have been introduced at this time.
- July: Eric Kirby is born in Enid, Oklahoma to Paul and Amanda Kirby.
- A year-old Tyrannosaurus rex is introduced to Jurassic Park. The paddock is designed to hold one adult and one juvenile; it currently holds just one animal.
- Between May 25 and July 18: Eric Kirby is born to Paul and Amanda Kirby in Enid, Oklahoma.
- On or After May 25: Claire Dearing, now five years old, forgets her solo at a tap dance recital and freezes onstage.
- September 20: Dr. Wu discovers that genetic structures in the yellow-banded poison dart frog (Dendrobates leucomelas) makes its DNA incompatible with some dinosaur genomes. While it successfully integrates into Dilophosaurus DNA, it failed in Velociraptor embryos 4x, 6x, and 7x, leading to death by karyolysis. This was remedied by Dr. Wu utilizing genes from the common reed frog (Hyperolius viridiflavus) instead.
- This implies that Dilophosaurus and Velociraptor were created in or after 1991. Older versions of the Jurassic Park script imply that Gallimimus would have been created after this point as well. All of these species would eventually be introduced to Isla Nublar.
- Eventually, InGen would succeed in cloning a Tylosaurus. Independently, Dr. Sorkin would go on to create Troodon pectinodon at some point. They are assumed to have been created sometime in the early 1990s.
- February 13: Henry Wu and Robert Muldoon observe high levels of collective intelligence in Velociraptor.
- Sanjay Masrani dies aged 62. Simon Masrani succeeds his father as head of the company.
- Dr. Alan Grant is awarded a fellowship at the Nimitz Foundation. Sometime between now and 1993, Grant publishes his first book, Dinosaur Detectives, which recieves glowing reviews and raises him to become a nationally-respected figure in paleontological science.
- Herrerasaurus is first cloned by InGen by this point, most likely this year as all specimens were still juveniles by that summer. In addition, Jurassic Park: The Game suggests that Pteranodon longiceps hippocratesi had been cloned and introduced to Isla Nublar by this point. Some plants, such as a Cretaceous species of veriforman, were also cloned and introduced to the island.
- Animals cloned by InGen by 1993, but not introduced to Isla Nublar, include Geosternbergia, Mamenchisaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Stegosaurus, and possibly Apatosaurus. While Compsognathus had been cloned and was planned to be introduced to the Park eventually, it had already been introduced to Isla Nublar unintentionally at this point. The DNA of other species had been recovered, though many had yet to be cloned.
- Henry Wu starts researching hybridization of different genera, based on his archived email about Karacosis wutansis dated 5/21/1997.
- At some point, Maisie Lockwood visits Jurassic Park. Eventually, John Hammond and Benjamin Lockwood part ways due to Lockwood’s interest in using InGen’s technology for human cloning.
- Jess Harding is caught shoplifting. Her mother concedes to let her spend a weekend with her father on Isla Nublar in the hopes that he can change her behavior.
- A Velociraptor is introduced to the paddock, which already contains seven other animals. This newcomer attacks and kills all but two of the others, leaving a total of three. At some point, the raptors breed. The new alpha has her subordinates attack the electric fences when the feeders come, systematically attacking different points to test for weaknesses. The decision was eventually made to move these raptors to a holding pen for security reasons.
- According to Jurassic Park: The Game, this incident resulted in Hammond bringing in a pack of replacement raptors from Site B, as well as deciding to use Herrerasaurus in what was originally going to be the raptor attraction.
- May 24: An incident of unknown nature occurs at Jurassic Park’s geothermal power plant.
- Early June: Building continues on Isla Nublar until Jophery, a gatekeeper, is killed by a Velociraptor during a transfer to the holding pen. Due to this incident, the Board of Directors demands an inquiry into the stability of the Park, including an endorsement tour including chaotician Dr. Ian Malcolm and paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant. According to the Tour The Island interactive site, a geologist was also planned to review the island (in particular the geothermal power plant), but Donald Gennaro advised against having the geologist invited.
- Tour The Island also gives several other details about the Board’s review of the island at this time:
- Species (IG74726f6f646f6e) is to be euthanized, all embryos and DNA shelved, and all records of its existence eliminated, regardless of Dr. Sorkin’s protests, as the species is dangerous and has no tourism appeal
- Dr. Sorkin is under review, pending possible reassignment to Site B population research and development
- Access to geothermal power plant control systems is to be restricted to trained personnel; the site is to be monitored for new magma vents as per Hammond’s insistence
- The Bone Shaker rollercoaster, while 90% complete, is scheduled for Phase II opening; Robert Muldoon’s concerns about proximity to the herrerasaur and raptor enclosures are taken into account, but security measures currently in place are deemed sufficient
- Marine facility scheduled for Phase II opening; marketing and public relations campaigns are ready for approval, marine biologists have been hired, and new safety protocols are in place
- Tour The Island also gives several other details about the Board’s review of the island at this time:
- Early June: Donald Gennaro is meant to meet John Hammond at the Mano de Dios amber mine in the Dominican Republic, but as Hammond’s daughter is going through divorce proceedings, Hammond does not show. Instead, Gennaro meets the mine’s proprietor, Juanito Rostagno, to discuss the endorsement tour. Hammond has agreed to take his grandchildren to the island for the weekend to keep them away from the divorce proceedings.
- June 7: John Hammond arrives in the Montana badlands to meet with Dr. Grant. While there, he also meets Dr. Sattler and invites her along as well, despite her not being on the list of invited experts. They agree to visit the island when he promises to continue funding their digs for a further three years.
- June 10: Lewis Dodgson meets with disgruntled InGen programmer Dennis Nedry in San José, Costa Rica. Nedry has agreed to help Dodgson obtain stolen dinosaur embryos in exchange for $750,000 up front and a further $50,000 for each viable embryo.
- June 11 through June 13: See The 1993 Isla Nublar Incident.
- There is a small debate over which year the first film took place. All of the vehicles in the first film are the ’92 models as well as during the luncheon scene is a projected year for opening is in 1993 behind Donald Gennaro. Marketing and in-film evidence for the later films firmly establish that the events of the first film took place in 1993, however.
- After June 13: The incident at Isla Nublar that starts the downward tail spin of InGen. Sarah Harding ventures to see Dr. Malcolm in Costa Rica to see if the rumors of resurrected dinosaurs were true.
- InGen braces for Hurricane Clarissa, and proceeds to evacuate and close down operations on Site B later in 1993. During the evacuation, DNA samples of most species are recovered, but all Proceratosaurus DNA was lost. Hammond turns from capitalist to naturalist within the next four years, and eventually he falls ill and is bedridden by 1997.
- The deaths of Donald Gennaro, Robert Muldoon, and Ray Arnold, despite being covered up by InGen, result in lawsuits from the victims’ families which push InGen toward bankruptcy.
- May 12: Henry Wu has been shown evidence of the lysine contingency failing as well as nests where dinosaurs have bred. He suspects that common reed frog DNA may be to blame.
- May 22: The bottle to the left here indicates some research was active on Isla Sorna, despite the island having been abandoned during Hurricane Clarissa the previous year. It is unknown to what extent any research was being carried out, but this specimen was taken from a Baryonyx.
- October 5: InGen publishes a report of dinosaur populations remaining on Isla Nublar, documenting proof that the Velociraptors have bred and that the lysine contingency failed to kill the remaining dinosaurs. They also discover that Compsognathus have established on Isla Nublar, likely having stowed away on ships while the Park was under construction.
- November: Henry Wu returns to Isla Nublar to assist the clean-up teams in cataloging the animals and to determine how they were breeding. He discovers that the DNA from the common reed frog, which he had used to fill gene sequence gaps in dinosaurian DNA, included genes that allowed protogyny as a response to life in a single-sex environment. All of the DNA samples on Isla Nublar were lost to sabotage, temperature exposure, and water damage.
- Henry Wu releases his book The Next Step: An Evolution of God’s Concepts. This book details his ambition for creating brand new species.
- Ian Malcolm publicly breaks his nondisclosure agreement on a television interview about the 1993 incident. InGen representative Peter Ludlow begins a smear campaign against Malcolm, discrediting him in the eyes of many. The Costa Rican government, attempting to preserve their reputation as a tourist paradise, publishes a comment: “John Hammond and InGen’s work is filed under genetic research for an ecological preserve. There is no evidence or credibility to far-fetched claims of living dinosaurs.” Jurassic Park is dismissed as a hoax and Malcolm a fraud. He eventually loses his tenure at the University he works at for “allegedly” receiving money to spread rumors of dinosaurs, although he denied ever accepting any. Ludlow gets the Washington Post and Skeptical Inquirer to publish articles harshly ridiculing Malcolm’s claims that InGen has recreated dinosaurs.
- According to an earlier script for Jurassic Park ///, this was the last year that Alan Grant saw his and Ellie Sattler’s pet blue-and-gold macaw Jack until 2001. This suggests that Grant and Sattler’s relationship ended at around this time.
- As Jack was said to be able to speak when he and Grant last saw each other, this suggests that Jack was an adult by this year; blue-and-gold macaws mature over a period of several months, and so he may have hatched as early as 1995.
- Giganotosaurus is described.
- At the age of five, Eric Kirby first expresses an interest in dinosaurs.
- Masrani Oil Industries is founded in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Data Analysys is founded in Johannesberg, South Africa.
- December 7: InGen publishes an updated form of its asset catalogue, including dinosaur information. Population estimates are based off of the October 5, 1994 survey. The report has certain parts censored for security, including the investigation report detailing loss of DNA samples.
- December 14/15: A British family on a yacht cruise eventually stumbles upon InGen’s Site B. The family’s young daughter, Cathy Bowman, is injured severely by a flock of Compsognathus. She recovers in a hospital, but the Bowmans sue InGen following the incident.
- The incident with the Bowmans occurred between December 14 and December 15. Paul Bowman can be seen reading the weekend edition of the Financial Times with the headline Ghana’s Kofi Annan to become UN chief. Annan was selected as UN Secretary-General on December 13, 1996 and took office on January 1, 1997.
- On Isla Sorna, a new generation of dinosaurs has been bred in the wild, including a Tyrannosaurus and a Stegosaurus.
- May: Sarah Harding meets with John Hammond, who is anticipating that InGen will soon depose him and pillage Site B for its dinosaurs. He sends Harding to Isla Sorna to document the dinosaurs in the wild, hoping to sway public opinion in favor of protecting the dinosaurs. Hammond also contacts documentarian Nick Van Owen and field equipment specialist Eddie Carr for the mission, and hopes that he can coerce Ian Malcolm into joining them. Meanwhile, Peter Ludlow plans his own expedition, hiring paleontologist Dr. Robert Burke, big game hunter Roland Tembo and his parter Ajay Sidhu, and Roland’s associate Dieter Stark.
- May 21: Henry Wu and his research team at InGen have created a hybrid genus of flowering plant, Karacosis wutansis, which they present to the International Society of Geneticists. This accomplishment gains international media attention and sparks Simon Masrani’s interest in acquiring InGen. Hammond is not healthy enough to visit and see Wu’s success.
- May 23: Due to the growing number of lawsuits aimed at InGen, the Board of Directors votes unanimously to depose John Hammond as CEO and President. Peter Ludlow succeeds Hammond and immediately begins making plans to save the company by raiding Site B for assets, using them to open Jurassic Park: San Diego. Hammond calls Dr. Malcolm to his residence and briefs him on the plan to document the dinosaurs and garner public support. Hammond’s team assembles within three hours and makes for Isla Sorna. Ludlow’s team embarks later that day, taking the S.S. Venture.
- May 23 through May 24: See The 1997 Isla Sorna Incident.
- May 25: See The San Diego Incident.
- On or After May 25: Claire Dearing, now twelve years old, is enthralled by the photographs of dinosaurs now surfacing in the news, despite many people calling it a nightmare situation. Similarly, seven-year-old Eric Kirby rewatches the footage of the San Diego incident many times and expresses an intense desire to see dinosaurs in the flesh. This is dismissed as unrealistic by most of his friends, who view him as strange for being excited about the ramifications of the San Diego incident.
- The US House Committee of Science begins reviewing the Ethical Negligence within Paleo-Genetic Resurrection Bill (ENPGR), which would extend endangered species rights to de-extinct animals, restrict access to the islands where these species live, and prohibit further de-extinction practices. John Hammond and InGen work on this bill as well.
- A bidding war for InGen begins, with the primary bidders being Masrani Global Corporation and Tatsuo Technology.
- John Hammond passes away, aged 84. According to Simon Masrani, Hammond’s dying wish was for Masrani to take InGen and restore it.
- The ENPGR Bill, better known as the Gene Guard Act, passes.
- January 10: Simon Masrani plans a meeting with an undisclosed person for next Thursday regarding “the next ten years.”
- Charlie Degler is born to Ellie Sattler Degler, who has since married Mark Degler.
- Masrani Global Corporation officially acquires InGen.
- According to promotional material in the Jurassic Park mobile games produced by Ludia, Inc., the acquisition became finalized on May 17. However, this is not corroborated by any hard canon materials.
- Wind power trials for Masrani Oil are successful, and the division begins using wind power.
- Within 100 days of the merger, InGen illegally restarts operations on Isla Sorna. It is not known if Simon Masrani was aware of this. Only a select few InGen members were involved, whose names are unknown. Over a period of nine months, animals were illegally bred on the island, including new species such as Spinosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Corythosaurus, and Ankylosaurus. These animals were experimented on during these nine months, and incubation was accomplished rapidly to avoid detection. The research and growth of these animals were filed under “Early R&D for Jurassic Park’s second incarnation” and simultaneously “Amalgam Testing.”
- Before August: A Brachiosaurus which will eventually be named Pearl hatches on Isla Sorna; she will eventually be transported to Isla Nublar. Another young Brachiosaurus, eventually named Dot, hatched two or three years earlier and is also destined for Isla Nublar.
- Jurassic World conceptual planning begins, with Masrani drawing experts from all over the company.
- Suchomimus is described
- Note: InGen was in possession of Suchomimus DNA as early as 1993, and had identified the genus. Whether it was discovered by InGen scientists, or discovered independently by paleontologists at an earlier date than in real life, is not known.
- InGen wraps up its illegal R&D and abandons their creations on Isla Sorna to fend for themselves.
- The United Nations grants limited access to Isla Sorna to Masrani Global. Simon Masrani witnesses a newborn Parasaurolophus and is personally affected by it positively.
- On or Before December 18: Zach Mitchell is born to Karen and Scott Mitchell.
- Mascom obtains a satellite called Glinda, which serves to research dangerous low-pressure weather systems.
- October 23: Simon Masrani settles on a name for his resurrected Jurassic Park, deciding to call it “Jurassic World.”
- Axis Boulder Engineering is founded by Masrani Global Corporation in Dubai, UAE.
- April 1: Masrani Global Corporation makes its NASDAQ market debut.
- August 25: InGen researchers Bridges and Curtis use a prototype iron analyzer to confirm that viable DNA can be obtained from a Mosasaurus fossil.
- December: Henry Wu is promoted to lead genetic biologist at InGen. Wu is brought into the Jurassic World project.
- Stock in Masrani Oil has risen tenfold since its 1996 establishment.
- The Deglers have had a second child.
- On or Before May 15: A new version of Ankylosaurus has been created by Masrani Global Corporation. At least one female has been hatched.
- May 23 to July 20: See 2001 Isla Sorna Incident.
- InGen bribes government officials to bury certain parts of the survivors’ testimonies to avoid the illegal 1998-1999 operation being accidentally revealed to the public.
- The loose Pteranodons that escaped from the aviary on Isla Sorna are sighted over Victoria, British Columbia. American security contractor Vic Hoskins is hired to clean up the reptiles. Following his success, he is hired as the new head of InGen Security.
- A press conference with Simon Masrani abruptly reveals plans for Jurassic World, with an opening day scheduled for 2004. Promotional art for the Main Street area is shown.
- Timack Construction is established in San José, Costa Rica specifically for construction of Jurassic World.
- Early April: InGen Security lands on Isla Nublar and begins rounding up dinosaurs. Many of the dinosaurs, including the remaining brachiosaurs, are shipped to Isla Sorna and will be recollected when their habitats are constructed.
- April 19: InGen Security recaptures the island’s Tyrannosaurus.
- Jurassic World construction begins on Isla Nublar. Axis Boulder Engineering and Timack Construction are contracted for preparation and planning prior to construction. Construction materials cost 1.2 billion dollars.
- October 6: Timack Construction surveys the island’s central valley.
- February 20: Henry Wu and his colleagues discover why their dinosaurs cannot grow feathers. The culprit is a null allele, a nonfunctional copy of a gene created by mutation; it was caused by the long-term manipulation of DNA in the animals and the inclusion of DNA from non-dinosaurian species.
- March: A representative of Masrani Global Corporation (whose name has been omitted from all records) makes a case for watering down the Gene Guard Act. Specifically, the prohibition of cloning and genetic engineering new species is asked to be removed in order to allow further medical research that would benefit humans, dinosaurs, and other animals. The UHCS allows the rollback of restrictions, but key members of the board were bribed by InGen to arrive at this decision.
- Following the Gene Guard Act’s revision by the UHCS, InGen under Masrani Global Corporation is able to develop new gene splicing techniques and begin creating new species for Jurassic World.
- Simon Masrani announces that Jurassic World will open in 2005. This is announced through a complex viral marketing operation involving a puzzle which was eventually solved by a farmer’s son from Bolivia.
- Medixal Health is established in New York, USA.
- Drone footage of the under-construction Jurassic World leaks, including possible footage of the main gates.
- Scientists report a mysterious and alarming drop in dinosaur populations on Isla Sorna. Speculation on the cause includes territorial disputes, disease, or behavior patterns. However, the true cause (which would not be revealed until 2015) is the sudden influx of new animals cloned by InGen illegally on the island in 1999, which strained the ecosystem more than it was capable of handling.
- Masrani Global Corporation begins shipping the surviving animals from Isla Sorna to Isla Nublar. The corporation is credited with saving the dinosaurs from death by ecological collapse, despite being covertly responsible for precipitating it.
- Rugops is described.
- January 15: A group of interns arrives to monitor the arrival of the two Brachiosaurus Olive and Agnes to Isla Nublar, including Isobel “Izzie” James. Herbivores are now being returned to what will become Gyrosphere Valley. Natural water sources are expanded, and a calcium-boosting chemical substance is added to the water to ensure the health of their bones and teeth. It reacts with the igneous rock left over from the 1525 eruption of Mount Sibo, the resulting compound causing a mutation in indigenous cyanobacteria in the water. The cyanobacteria become incredibly acidic.
- February 2: The Brachiosaurus Olive is found to have a possible tumor on her neck. The staff prepares for surgery to remove it.
- February 3: Olive’s supposed tumor is found to be only an abscess, and is successfully removed by Jurassic World paleoveterinarians. The other Brachiosaurus, Agnes, is found to have a similar abscess on her neck. It is caught early enough that sugery is not needed; the brachiosaurs are put on heavy regimens of antibiotics.
- March 1: ACU test-drives gyrospheres in the central valley. Isobel James retrieves plant and cyanobacteria samples from Sector C of the valley, testing them for acidity. She discovers the acidic qualities of the cyanobacteria, but does not relay the information to her superiors for unknown reasons.
- March 4: Last known entry in Izzie James’s journal. It contains the usual feed and waste logs for Agnes and Olive.
- March 5: A severe storm strikes Isla Nublar, forcing the island to be evacuated. Olive the brachiosaur is threatened when an overloaded fuse box blows out and starts a fire; as she is still recovering from surgery, smoke inhalation could kill her. Izzie James refuses to evacuate, manually opening the paddock to free Olive, and the boat is forced to leave without her; she is eventually found to have crashed her jeep on the way to the dock and died of her injuries. In Boston, an obituary is printed for Isobel James, though it claims she died “Sunday morning.” March 4, 2004 was a Thursday, which is most likely an error due to the obituary itself being misinformation as the cause of James’s death was covered up. Simon Masrani believed that this is what Izzie would have wanted, rather than risk a PR disaster and legal investigation slowing down the park’s development.
- Triceratops arrive from Isla Sorna. They are later found to have a bronchial affliction similar to that which affected the brachiosaurs; from this point onward all of the animals are given cocktails of antibiotics and steroids to combat the condition. This includes eggs.
- Samsung sponsors Jurassic World’s Innovation Center.
- Masrani Oil begins obtaining hydroelectric dams throughout Europe. The Schwarz Dam in Germany was obtained sometime shortly before 2014, so this process will continue for a decade at least.
- Masrani Oil begins drilling for natural gas.
- Simon Masrani initiates the Bright Minds internship program, selecting twelve young college students to intern at Jurassic World over the course of the summer. The program is overseen by Beverly Jamison.
- The Jurassic World Aviary is still under construction; some of the Pteranodons have been able to escape by pecking holes in the structure, so a new type of polymer has to be engineered to contain them.
- The patent for an innovative new vehicle created by Masrani Global Corporation, the gyrosphere, leak. There is much skepticism that the supposed leak is real.
- June 8: James McClure of Mascom isolates an anomaly in the Jurassic World system, declaring that it is now watertight; he has Vic Hoskins check it over one more time.
- August: Claire Dearing is accepted into Bright Minds shortly before the deadline.
- August: Mosby Health, a rival corporation to Masrani Global, enlists Bright Minds intern Tanya Skye and her twin brother Eric to steal high-powered tranquilizer, fusion bandages, and security details from Isla Nublar in exchange for medical coverage for their younger sister Victory Skye’s heart condition.
- August: The interns arrive in Costa Rica, boarding a ferry and traveling to Isla Nublar. At this point, the only dinosaurs officially on the island are Brachiosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Gallimimus, juvenile Ankylosaurus, one Tyrannosaurus, Dilophosaurus, and Compsognathus. Most of these animals are contained, but the compies are still free-roaming on the island. The sixteenth Triceratops is introduced to its habitat while the interns observe.
- August: A Starbucks is under construction on Main Street, along with the monorail and most other buildings in the area. The Innovation Center’s holoscape is fully-functional by this point. Henry Wu receives a particularly unusual amber specimen from the end of the Cretaceous period which contains multiple DNA profiles; he reluctantly allows the Bright Minds interns into the laboratory to observe it. At the time, the eight species intended to be present in Jurassic World on opening day have already been created, but there are many on the “most wanted” list, including Baryonyx. This indicates that in addition to discovering new species, Dr. Wu intends to refine already-created species using new DNA samples.
- August: The interns have been on the island for two weeks and continue to monitor the dinosaurs. The gyrospheres are put to the valley to assist in their intelligent learning program, so that they can recognize hazardous terrain and protect their users. A young brachiosaur named Pearl is suggested by the current head of ACU to require isolation due to her playful behavior around gyrospheres.
- August: Interns Claire Dearing and Tanya Skye are assigned by Dr. Wu to monitor Pteranodon longiceps masranii eggs and administer antibiotics and steroids to the embryos. These are to be the first new breeds of animal created for Jurassic World.
- August: Claire Dearing and three of her fellow interns develop a positive reinforcement program for Pearl the brachiosaur, discouraging her from playing with gyrospheres by giving her more appealing toys. By this time, the Skye twins have sent some of the tranquilizer darts in the mail to Mosby Health, and Victory Skye begins receiving treatment for her heart condition free of charge.
- September: A female Velociraptor antirrhopus nublarensis is introduced to Isla Nublar, the first of many. While it is being kept in quarantine, Tanya and Eric Skye release it by mistake, causing the death of intern Justin Hendricks. The twins are apprehended and the raptor is euthanized. The FDA plans to cut funding for the Mosby Health medical trials, but at Claire Dearing’s behest, Simon Masrani steps in to fund the trial to completion and also pay for Victory Skye’s future education. Claire also tells him about information she found from Izzie James’s journal, and he gives her an explanation of who Izzie was and how she died. Masrani invites Claire to stay at Jurassic World until opening day and also offers her a job opportunity in the future, which she accepts.
- November: Small batches of tickets for Jurassic World are sold online, and Simon Masrani also holds lotteries where the winners win all-expenses-paid trips to the park. This is intended to discourage ticket scalping.
- On or Before December 18: Gray Mitchell is born to Karen and Scott Mitchell.
- Jurassic World’s construction is complete.
- Masrani Global Corporation signs an agreement with the Costa Rican Environmental Protection Society to protect the indigenous wildlife of Isla Nublar.
- May 30: Jurassic World formally opens on Isla Nublar to 98,120 visitors in its first month. Simon Masrani thanks his employees for their effort in making it a success.
- Mascom launches GPS navigation system ‘Centaurus’, utilizing five satellites.
- Aerospace Dynamix is founded in Toulouse, France.
- InGen Security, Mascom, and Aerospace Dynamix collaborate to develop drone technology.
- On or Before May 15: A female Brachiosaurus hatches on Isla Nublar.
- On or Before May 15: A female Mosasaurus maximus has been bred for the Jurassic World Lagoon.
- On or Before May 15: A female Stegosaurus hatches in Jurassic World.
- By this time, Claire Dearing is Jurassic World’s Senior Assets Manager and Operations Manager.
- April 4: Simon Masrani has a board meeting. The Board unanimously decides that it wants a new attraction to impress investors. Masrani and Claire Dearing authorize Henry Wu to create whatever it takes to accomplish this.
- Henry Wu and the InGen genetics division begin working on Indominus rex.
- June 31: Maisie Lockwood dies in a vehicle accident.
- The date given is most likely an error, as June has only 30 days. The correct date was most likely intended to be June 30, but the intended date is currently unknown.
- July 5: The celebration of life for Maisie Lockwood is held starting at 9:00am at St. Anne’s Church.
- Distraught at the death of his only child, Benjamin Lockwood turns to human cloning to bring his daughter back. Only his staff know about the clone’s existence, including Eli Mills and Iris Carroll.
- Because the clone of Maisie Lockwood was nine years old as of June 22-23, 2018, she would have had to have been born on June 22, 2009 at the latest. Assuming a typical nine-month gestation period, Maisie would have had to have been cloned in early September 2008 at the very latest.
- According to Zach Mitchell, this was the last time Claire Dearing saw her nephews until 2015.
- Microceratus and Peloroplites are described.
- Note: Microceratus was originally described in 1953 under the name Microceratops. However, the name had already been assigned to a wasp genus, which resulted in Microceratus being assigned a new name. InGen documents dated to 1993 list it as Microceratus, suggesting that the name was changed at an earlier date than in real life.
- April 9: A hybrid animal was hatched. Further information is restricted by Masrani Global.
- Note: All records of this event have been removed from the Masrani Backdoor website, indicating that it may not be canon.
- On or Before May 15: A female Carnotaurus hatches on Isla Nublar.
- June 6: Simon Masrani states that he believes Henry Wu has an answer as to where genetic engineering will go next.
- On or Before June 22: A clone of Maisie Lockwood is born at Lockwood’s estate. The clone is also named Maisie, and will be raised as though she is Lockwood’s granddaughter.
- On or Before May 15: A female Apatosaurus hatches in Jurassic World.
- On or Before May 15: A female Baryonyx hatches in Jurassic World.
- Sinoceratops is described.
- Claire Dearing and Eli Mills meet. Mills is currently managing Benjamin Lockwood’s estate.
- Tatsuo Technology is acquired by Masrani Global.
- Teratophoneus is described.
- On or Before May 15: A female Stygimoloch, nicknamed “Stiggy,” hatches on Isla Nublar.
- An InGen facility called Martel comes under construction in Siberia in order to extract DNA from animal remains in the permafrost dated at 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.
- The Mascom Tanius 6J smartphone launches.
- The I.B.R.I.S. (Integrated Behavioral Raptor Intelligence Study) Project begins development under Hoskins’s guidance. Owen Grady is chosen to head this study. Subjects selected for the project are generally found to be too aggressive and unpredictable, however, and so new specimens must be engineered for it.
- On or Before May 15: Blue hatches, followed by Delta, Echo, and then Charlie. Other theropods bred for IBRIS did not survive.
- On or Before May 15: A female Pteranodon hatches in Jurassic World.
- Two Indominus rex hatch in the Hammond Creation Lab.
- Masrani Oil is commissioned to build the Cerberus Array, a set of wind turbines, off the coast of the UK. The array powers 450MW of electricity from 120 turbines.
- May 17: Owen Grady recognizes that the Velociraptor pack dynamic is more complicated than originally assumed. He requests that his old friend, Barry Sembène, be invited to join the project. Barry soon arrives from France to Isla Nublar.
- Dreadnoughtus is described.
- On or Before May 15: A female Gallimimus hatches in Jurassic World.
- On or Before May 15: A female Sinoceratops hatches on Isla Nublar.
- Masrani Oil begins development of 3-bladed wind turbines, with projected completion of 2016. Masrani Global is also commissioned to build wind turbines in South Africa, Philippines, South-west Australia. Aerospace Dynamix collaborates with them on this $48-million project.
- August: A hurricane in the East Pacific severely damages Masrani Oil’s Platform L-12. Oil production is halted for a year.
- October: Repairs begin on Platform L-12. The full repair will cost $12.5 million.
- November 15: Martel is finally completed. It consists of a rotating crew of nine scientists and 45 excavation crew. The project was intended to last 18 months.
- InventiCon 2014 is held. At this event, Masrani Global Corporation unveils the XL25 wind turbine by Aerospace Dynamix, and the support this garners allows the project to move into Phase II.
- December: The weather satellite Glinda descends to Earth, to be replaced by a new satellite called Ervic. While Glinda operated for 15 years, Ervic should last for 35 years.
- December 24: Simon Masrani is booked for the next six months and will be unable to see the Indominus until afterward. He currently estimates May or early June.
- January: Simon Masrani announces a $225 million boost to InGen funding, which will be distributed across the course of the next three years. Much of this will go to Security. He also publicly reveals Indominus rex.
- January 10: Vic Hoskins advises InGen Security that Mascom will be installing sensors in the north of Isla Nublar beyond the restricted area on January 30.
- January 30: Mascom engineers install scanning hardware across northern Isla Nublar.
- The weather satellite Ervic is put into orbit.
- March: Masrani Oil and InGen enter talks about retrieving genetic material from a peat bog rich in carbon and iron in the UAE, dated to the late Cretaceous through the mid-Miocene. Henry Wu writes in a scientific journal that InGen’s genetic database could be used to help Medixal Health with disease research.
- March: InventiCon 2015 takes place. Masrani Global Corporation has a larger presence this year, as Simon Masrani himself appears to demonstrate the virtual reality technology his companies are working on. The Mascom Tanius 7 smartphone is unveiled.
- April: Masrani Oil is rebranded as “Masrani Energy” to reflect its trend toward sustainable technology.
- Karen Mitchell and Scott Mitchell begin their divorce proceedings. They do not tell their children, but Gray discovers it anyway by reading the mail and searching the internet for the names of the lawyers that are contacting the Mitchell parents.
- May: Intended date for the completion of the Indominus paddock. It is unknown if it was completed on time.
- July: Intended date for the opening of the Indominus exhibit. By this time, the older of the two animals had cannibalized the younger. Due to the creature growing larger than expected, her exhibition was delayed until January of next year and the holding paddock had to be expanded. The animal also began to anticipate where her food would be delivered and almost tore off a worker’s arm during feeding time; Claire Dearing made the executive decision to feed it by crane instead to avoid similar incidents.
- Zia Rodriguez studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of California at Berkeley, intending to become a paleoveterinarian for Jurassic World.
- September: Intended release date for Mascom’s Tanius 7 smartphone.
- December 18 through December 19: See The 2015 Isla Nublar Incident.
- Late December: Masrani Global COO Richard Weisner sends an urgent memo throughout the corporation as he and the other remaining leaders attempt damage control after the incident. An emergency board meeting is held.
- Late December: Following the incident, Claire briefly moves back to Wisconsin with the Mitchells. Eventually she moves back out into an apartment; she also briefly travels with Owen Grady, but the two eventually end their relationship and go separate ways.
- Late December: Claire Dearing speaks at a public testimonial regarding the incident at Jurassic World. She acknowledges that fallout from the disaster will spark outrage, but that this anger should not be directed at the animals. She speaks out against attempts at weaponizing the dinosaurs as InGen Security attempted. Henry Wu and InGen are under investigation for bioethical misconduct, but as Wu is nowhere to be found, he cannot represent himself. During the trial, a paper trail is uncovered leading to the discovery of corruption in the 2003 rollback of Gene Guard Act regulations. It is discovered that higher-up InGen members bribed the officials behind the rollback. An anonymous hacker under the username “JUR@55!_H@K3R” also leaks documents pertaining to the illegal creation of species prior to the rollback, finally revealing the real reason behind the ecological collapse on Isla Sorna in the early 2000s. Many of the responsible members of Masrani Global who engaged in corrupt practices are tracked down and arrested.
- March: The United States Congress opens up inquiries into bioethical misconduct performed by InGen and Dr. Henry Wu. Congress also opens up an inquiry as to the possible violation of the Gene Guard Act around this time. Some employees of Masrani Global Corporation step forward to present proof of corrupt practices. Wu’s laboratory is raided and all his assets are seized; he is also stripped of his credentials. He remains hidden from the authorities with the help of Eli Mills.
- June: A team of mercenaries is sent by Eli Mills to retrieve a sample of Indominus DNA for Henry Wu. A sample of rib bone is retrieved successfully, but the mission suffers heavy casualties and the Mosasaurus escapes into the ocean due to a technical failure of the Jurassic World Lagoon gates. Using this DNA sample, Wu is able to complete the miniaturized version of Indominus which he and Hoskins had been planning. It is accomplished by increasing the proportion of Velociraptor DNA incorporated into the genome, as well as adding genes from several new modern animals. The resultant hybrid genus is called Indoraptor.
- February: A shift in the Cocos Plate opens fissures underneath Isla Nublar, causing Mount Sibo to become active for the first time since 1525. Plant life and other biological matter begins to combust in the region near the mountain as the temperature rises. The Costa Rican Institute for Volcanology (CRIV) reports that there is no threat to the island. The volcanic status level (VSL) of Mount Sibo currently is set at Magnitude 1.
- March: Claire Dearing founds the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG) in San Francisco’s Mission District. Around thirty volunteers have already joined, including Zia Rodriguez and former Jurassic World IT member Franklin Webb. Marches have been organized and Claire has contacted Congress in support of dinosaur rights. One of the marches takes place outside Masrani Global offices, demanding that action be taken to provide veterinary services to Isla Nublar; corporate officials state that they lack the resources.
- May: The Martel excavation concludes.
- June: Mount Sibo’s VSL is set to Magnitude 2.
- September: A helicopter flies illegally over Isla Nublar, approaching Mount Sibo. The passengers witness lava actively roiling within the mountain’s crater and report it to the authorities. The CRIV investigates using harmonic tremor readings, satellite thermal scans, and seismic equipment to determine that Mount Sibo is becoming more active. High-energy particle scans of the crust under the island reveal previously unknown high-pressure magma chambers. If the chambers were to be breached, a catastrophic eruption could occur, burning the entire island. The DPG begins planning a mission to evacuate the dinosaurs to safety.
- October 5: Mount Sibo’s VSL is set to Magnitude 3.
- December 8: The DPG website goes live.
- December 21: Claire Dearing sends an email to the DPG’s followers, inviting them to support the cause further. The Costa Rican Department of Biological Preserves and local lifeguards are already willing to volunteer for the mission.
- Original planned date for the opening of “Treetop Gazers,” a Jurassic World attraction that would have put Brachiosaurus on display.
- January: The Costa Rican government pulls all remaining research teams and technology from the area near Isla Nublar as the eruption appears to be getting closer. It is predicted to occur on June 22 based on current data. Masrani Global has still made no effort to assist.
- February 4: The DPG website is updated with content written by Claire Dearing, Franklin Webb, and Zia Rodriguez. Franklin Webb hacks the Jurassic World website, using it to further spread public awareness of the danger posed to Isla Nublar. By this time, dozens of dinosaur species have become extinct on the island, including Metriacanthosaurus and Edmontosaurus. The Mosasaurus is reported missing.
- In the weeks following the hack of the Jurassic World site, all references to the mosasaur having escaped were scrubbed from the site, and its status was changed from “Missing” to “Endangered.”
- February 8: The DPG has fully moved into the Mission District headquarters.
- February 23: Zia Rodriguez publishes an article on the DPG website covering the history of the Gene Guard Act.
- March 5: The National Science Observer publishes an article in favor of Claire Dearing as an extinct-animal-rights activist. It is shared by the DPG.
- March 22: Zia Rodriguez and Franklin Webb introduce themselves to the DPG’s followers in a new article.
- March 26: The DPG’s Juliette C. publishes an article covering the history of Masrani Global Corporation, including the resignation of six board members over the past year (two of whom were indirectly responsible for the creation of the Indominus).
- April 18: Increased activity is reported in and around Mount Sibo.
- May 15: The DPG opens its “Adopt a Dinosaur” page to promote awareness and gather support.
- June 1: Zia Rodriguez publishes an article on the DPG website, “The Importance of Paleo-Vets.”
- June 5: Klayton S. publishes an article on the DPG website, “Saving the Carnivores of Isla Nublar.”
- June 6: The DPG website opens a kids’ page.
- June 9: Extinction Now! opens a website and starts a Twitter account to counteract the DPG. On the same day, the DPG released a video debunking some of the beliefs against saving the dinosaurs; the creation of Extinction Now! social media immediately afterward is likely not a coincidence. The DPG also posted thanking its contributors for their help, which led to the first public confrontation between the DPG and Extinction Now! social media accounts.
- June 10: Increased activity is reported in and around Mount Sibo.
- June 11: Ross S. of the DPG writes an article, “Investigation: The Old Park.” It finally discloses details to the public about the 1993 incident which had been hidden or skewed by InGen.
- June 18: Emma E. of the DPG writes an article titled “The Sibo Effect” about the ecological effects Mount Sibo is having on the island. Based on scientific investigation by the DPG and the Phillane Institute of Volcanology, the eruption (initially predicted to occur the 22nd) could take place any time between two days and two months from today.
- June 22: The CRIV upgrades Mount Sibo’s VSL to 4.
- June 22 through June 25: See 2018 Mount Sibo Eruption and Lockwood Estate Incident.
- Claire publishes an article on the DPG website, entitled “New Developments…”, following her meeting with Benjamin Lockwood on June 22.
- Dr. Ian Malcolm is called before Congress to testify a second time regarding the Lockwood Estate incident.
- A Baryonyx and case full of dinosaur embryos are transported out of the United States via an airplane with Russian markings.
- A juvenile Allosaurus and three other unknown cargoes are transported through Monument Valley, Colorado via truck convoy to an unknown destination.
- The Mosasaurus is recorded by surfers at Jaws, a surfing break north of Pe’ahi, Hawaii.
- The Tyrannosaurus is involved with an incident in a zoo, presumed to be the San Diego Zoo.
- Owen Grady and Claire Dearing travel north along the Pacific coast with Maisie Lockwood. They sight three female Pteranodons traveling in the same direction.
- Blue arrives near Simi Valley, California.
- Three female Pteranodons are spotted in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Planned date for the replacement of Masrani Energy’s Platform L-12 with a semisubmersible platform.
- September 9: Planned date for supporters of the Defend Isla Nublar Organization (DINO), working with the DPG, to meet at the DPG’s Mission District headquarters for transport to Washington, D.C.
- September 10: Planned date for a march on Capitol Hill carried out by DINO and the DPG to attempt to gain support from the US government to save Isla Nublar. The march would start at 6am on the corner of 12th Street SW. As Mount Sibo had already erupted by this time, it is unlikely that the march took place.
- Planned decommission date for the Mascom weather satellite Ervic.
- InGen’s 99-year lease on the Muertes Archipelago expires.