Tyrannosaurus rex is the superstar among the dinosaurs. From 1902 to today about 50 specimens were discovered in North America, none of them completely. The Museum of Natural History now shows one of the best preserved skeletons in the world. Out of about 300 bones, 170 have been preserved, making it the third largest in the list.
Tristan and Otto - the sons of the two owners are namesake of the T. rex - will be provided to the museum in the next few years for research and presentation free of charge. He comes from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and was discovered in 2010. The salvage and conservation took four years.
Since January 2015, the Natural History Museum has been working intensively on an exhibition and research program around the future crowd pleaser, which has been on view since 17.12.2015 for all visitors. At the same time, Tristan Otto will be examined with the latest methods over the next few years. The results of this research will gradually be incorporated into the exhibition.
During the work on the exhibition and research concepts, a companion book was created, which is available in the museum shop.