Unveiled in 2000, SUE, the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex is the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever found.
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SUE’s head, weighing over 600 pounds, sits separately from the rest of the bones because it is too heavy for the structure that supports the rest of the skeleton.
The T. rex with the fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson, whom she was named after, who discovered SUE in South Dakota in 1990.
Visitors marvel at the awesome size ofSUE, standing 13 feet high at the hip and 42 feet in length. Her fossilized bones weigh more than one and a half tons but while alive, the dinosaur would have weighed seven tons.
Visitors can come face-to-face with the famous T. rex in the Museum’s 3-D movie about SUE and see what researchers have learned about this amazing dinosaur.
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