After a long awaited 25 years, the largest T-Rex in the world has finally been put on display for the world to see right here in Canada. Scotty, the largest T-Rex in the world, was officially put on display yesterday at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, which will now be his new home. His welcome was celebrated with a reception party where everybody awed at his size.
Soctty the T-Rex is measured at 13 meters long and would have weighed around 8800 kilograms. In easier terms, Scott is almost as long as a transport truck trailer and one and half times as heavy as an elephant. Not only is Scotty that largest T-Rex that has been discovered, but he is also the oldest. Scientists believe that he would have been alive over 66 million years ago and was 30 years old when he died.
The team of paleontologists from the University of Alberta that discovered the T-Rex in Saskatchewan 25 years ago, named him Scotty after a celebratory bottle of scotch that they drank after they discovered him.
Having Scotty assembled and on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum has been a long time coming. Paleontologists first discovered the T-Rex back in 1991 but were unable to fully free him from the Earth until 2014.
Since Scotty had been in the ground for so long, removing the bones was a difficult task as they were encased in sandstone. This made it as difficult as removing bones from cement. Now that he is finally freed and cleaned up for his great first impression, Scotty has taken his place in his own personal exhibit which has a two-tiered viewing space for guests to admire his size.
According to CTV News, Scotty's bones tell an amazing story to how he once lived. His bones showcase bite marks, broken ribs, and an infected jaw. All injuries that would have been found on other T-Rex during his time.
During the opening party, a majority of attendees and staff took to Twitter to share their photos of his new exhibit and how amazing he looked on his opening day.
The Royal Saskatchewan Musem states that it won't just be Scotty that will be displayed in his personal exhibit. The podium that's anchoring Scotty will also feature additional items from Scotty's time. These include rare dinosaur feathers and additional information about Scotty.
You can visit the Royal Saskatchewan Museum website here to learn more about how you can visit Scotty in person.