World’s Largest T-Rex Dinosaur Ever Found Is Moving To A New Exhibit
The skeleton of world's largest T-rex dinosaur, Sue, is being moved to a new exhibit.
| Published: February 8, 2018 7:11 PM IST
Published: February 8, 2018 7:11 PM IST | Updated: February 8, 2018 7:11 PM IST
World’s largest T-Rex Sue in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History
It’s been a while since Sue, the world’s largest tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur ever found, has been housed in Chicago’s Field Museum. Sue was discovered in the year 1990 in South Dakota by the American paleontologist Susan Henderson. Named after her, Sue is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found at over 90% recovered by bulk. After some ownership disputes were settled, Sue’s skeleton was sold off in 1997 at a whopping $7.6 million which happens to be the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil. Since the year 2000, Sue has been a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. And now, the skeleton is moving to a new exhibit making way for a larger colleague. ALSO SEE Antarctic Expedition Reveals 260 Million-Year-Old Fossilized Trees That Existed Before Dinosaurs
Sue’s skeleton is being dismantled and moved and will appear in a new exhibit space in the year 2019. As a result of the 70-foot ceiling in the main hall, Sue did not look as huge as it really is. Its new place in a second floor galley is likely to do more justice to its size. It will be replaced at the Stanley Field Hall by the cast of a titanosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur. This dinosaur is thrice as big as the T. Rex so its neck will stretch up to the second-floor balcony level. CHECK OUT Best Things to Do in Singapore: 7 Amazing Activities for Your Singapore Family Vacation
Either way, the Chicago Field Museum remains an alluring place to visit for palaeontology enthusiasts with enough to keep you in awe of our planet and its history.