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Super-Sized Tyrannosaurus Comes to South Dakota

At about 40 feet long, Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest predatory animals that ever lived. But even the skeleton of a fully grown T. rex would be dwarfed by its animatronic likeness now standing outside the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Measuring 60 feet long from nose to tail, the su...

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The 60-foot-long Tyrannosaurus stands outside the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Photo courtesy AP Photo/The Brookings Register, Nick Hartley



At about 40 feet long, Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest predatory animals that ever lived. But even the skeleton of a fully grown T. rex would be dwarfed by its animatronic likeness now standing outside the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Measuring 60 feet long from nose to tail, the super-sized Tyrannosaurus is able to blink, move its tail and roar, and given its suburban setting it looks like it came out of the finale of The Lost World. The museum, in Brookings, South Dakota, will open in September.
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Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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