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Dr. Alan Grant is a world-renowned paleontologist and a character mentioned in the InGen Database. After Jurassic Park's initial failure caused by Dennis Nedry, Grant was invited back by John Hammond as a consultant, along with Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm, to the island to help him relaunch the operation.
Dr. Alan Grant was a world-renowned paleontologist who wrote the book Dinosaur Detectives, which Tim Murphy brought with him on his visit to Jurassic Park. After the 1993 Isla Nublar incident, Dr. Grant wrote another book about this experience.He was working with Dr. Ellie Sattler at a dig site near Snakewater, Montana when John Hammond invited him to assess Jurassic Park before it was opened to the public.
Dr. Grant accepted the offer, although he didn't know the nature of the park at that stage, in return for three years of funding for his dig site. He was amazed when he discovered what John Hammond's team had achieved. He saw a fascinating potential for observing them in life, and fitting them to his theoretical models. He was one of the survivors of the 1993 Isla Nublar incident, and his knowledge of dinosaurs and their behavior was instrumental in their survival.
Dr. Grant's experiences jaded him, but he continued his work as a paleontologist at a dig site near Fort Peck Lake in Montana, working with Billy Brennan. Despite the public attention around his survival, he lectured to supplement the site's funding. Amanda and Paul Kirby convinced Dr. Grant to act as a guide for a flyover of the island. He didn't know their real intent, which was the rescue of their son trapped on Isla Sorna. An attack by a Spinosaurus meant Dr. Grant and Brennan were trapped on the island along with the Kirbys and their mercenaries. After finding Eric Kirby, Dr. Grant was one of the few to survive the 2001 Isla Sorna incident.
Events of Return to Jurassic Park
Sometime after the 1993 Isla Nublar incident, Grant was invited back by Hammond as a consultant, along with Dr. Sattler, Dr. Malcolm and Hammond's young and ambitious protégé Cabot Finch, to oversee the operations for relaunching Jurassic Park to the public.
After numerous setbacks and attempts at sabotage -which they theorized to be from BioSyn-, Hammond's team managed to restore both operations on Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, and succesfully reopened the park.
- Alan Grant appears in the Return to Jurassic Park DLC alongside John Hammond, Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm.
- Alan Grant previously appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, considered by many to be Jurassic World Evolution's spiritual predecessor.