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Meet Tristan, Berlin’s New T-Rex

Meet Tristan, Berlin’s New T-Rex

Now in Berlin, and for the first time in Europe… one of the best-preserved specimens of T-Rex in the world.


His name is Tristan, and the exhibit dedicated to him at the Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Research, features his life size twelve-metre-long skeleton and nearly complete skull.

This showing of earth’s biggest predator not only mesmerizes visitors, but — as a real time experiment — is set to give them a unique insight into the research surrounding Tristan.  (What do the approximately 66 million year old bones tell us about Tristan’s life? What diseases did he have, what were his weight, speed, and bite force?)

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“We are working on relevant scientific questions such as climate change, meteorite threat or the protection of biodiversity,” says Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum which has gained a worldwide reputation for its science and exhibitions.

“We are studying the past and present, using our expertise to help shape the future of our planet. Tristan is part of this development… a unique and a one-off opportunity for Berlin, for Germany and for research into nature worldwide.”

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