The Velociraptor is an enemy you will meet in Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider III and is also in Tomb Raider: Anniversary. It is a bipedal dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur first discovered in Mongolia and China in the early 20th century by Henry Fairfield Osborn, the Velociraptor was somewhat obscure until the movie Jurassic Park. Since then, the Velociraptor and dinosaurs like it have been staples in numerous video games, movies and books.
In Latin, Velociraptor means "Speedy Thief". This is an indication of the speed of the Velociraptor, which can quickly outrun Lara, making fleeing from them extremely difficult. The red beasts also hunt in pairs and are highly agile, attacking Lara with their razor-sharp teeth and their iconic "Killer Claws".