Did You Know A 10,000 Pound Tyrannosaur Can Fly? (Sort Of)
When was the last time you heard or saw something like this?
There are not a whole lot of things I would bet every cent I had on, but this is one of those times. I would BET that you have never seen a tyrannosaur in the air, let alone two of them, and yet this past weekend that's exactly what took place.
How much would you guess an articulated tyrannosaur skeleton weighs?
According to the Dickinson Museum Center Facebook page, this took place:
From Montana to Dickinson, how awesome! A large tractor-trailer was used for transport. The Dickinson Press reported that Dr. Denver Fowler, the curator of the Badlands Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson said "They found the 76-million-year-old tyrannosaur near Glasgow, Mont., while surveying an area of public land in 2017 when they noticed both feet sticking out, which he said is always a good sign" The weight of one of these bad-boys ( tyrannosaurs ) is about 10,000 pounds.
This was no doubt a team effort of this prehistoric move
From the ground crew to the helicopter crew, this was a complete team effort. Dickinson Museum Center Facebook said "... all the hard work of 3 years of museum field crews had dug the skeleton out ready to lift. Back in Dickinson, the city's Buildings & Sites department helped move some of the heavy blocks today!"
Check out the amazing video
An event like this takes definite planning and patience. Check this video out yourself and see the talents it took to bring this tyrannosaur to its one new home.
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