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Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto is back in Berlin!

In the exhibition "Dinosaurs! Age of the Giant Lizards," which can be seen at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin from August 23, 2022 to November 30, 2023, spectacular new dinosaur fossils can be admired in the original alongside Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto.

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These include Allosaurus, Plateosaurus, a nest with eggs and the skull of Caspar - a T. rex juvenile about 7 years old.

Unique in Europe, this great special exhibition shows objects from all the geological eras in which dinosaurs lived: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Dinosaurs dominated our planet for more than 150 million years, making them one of the most successful groups of animals the Earth has produced.

The Jurassic was the heyday of dinosaurs. Nanosaurus, Diplodocus, Giraffatitan & Co formed the food basis for a multitude of predators and scavengers.

First and foremost Allosaurus, which was at the top of the food chain about 150 million years ago - long before T. rex. The small, sharp teeth can be clearly seen on the very well preserved skull. One of the two Allosaurus specimens on display belongs to a new species that was only scientifically described in 2020 and is called Allosaurus jimmadseni.


Tyrannosaurus rex

Tyrannosaurus rex is the superstar among dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurus rex lived at the end of the Cretaceous period about 66 million years ago. From 1902 to the present, about 50 specimens have been discovered in North America, none of them complete. The Museum für Naturkunde is now showing again one of the best preserved skeletons worldwide. Of about 300 bones, 170 are preserved with it, which puts it in third place on this list.

Tristan and Otto - the sons of the two owners are godfathers of the T. rex - will be made available to the museum free of charge for research and presentation over the next few years. It is from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and was discovered in 2010. It took four years to recover and preserve.


In December 2015, Tristan Otto became the first original T. rex skeleton to arrive in Europe and at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Since then, the superstar among the dinosaurs has inspired around three million visitors from Berlin and the world for research and nature. At the beginning of 2020, it was time for the Berliners to say goodbye - at least temporarily. Now Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto is back in Berlin!

Dinosaurs! Age of the giant lizards


From August 23, 2022 Tristan Otto can be marveled at again in the Natural History Museum in the new special exhibition "Dinosaurs!"

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