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Field Museum’s Sue is moving up to make way for titanosaur


CHICAGO (AP) – Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, is on the move.

Chicago’s Field Museum on Monday began dismantling Sue and moving her from Stanley Field Hall where it’s been located since 2000 and placing it in a new exhibition space.

Sue’s handler, Bill Simpson, says despite being the largest T. rex ever found, she looks puny beneath the 70-foot-high (21-meter-high) ceiling of the museum’s main hall. He says when Sue is in her own exhibit hall she’ll look better.

Beginning in the spring 2019, Sue will reappear in a second-floor gallery.

Sue is making way for a cast of a titanosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur that’s three times the length of the T rex, and with a neck that will stretch up to the second-floor balcony level.

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