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2 weeks until T. rex named Sue exhibit goes extinct

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- People wanting to see the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered only have two weeks left to visit the exhibit before it goes extinct.

The exhibit "A T. rex Named Sue" at the Museum of Science and History will close September 23 at 5 p.m.

Sue the T. rex has been on display at the museum since Memorial Day weekend. Sue is 42 feet long, weighs 3,500 pounds and is 12-feet tall.

The replica cast is the main piece of a traveling collection on loan from The Field Museum in Chicago.

Guests of the exhibit are able to get hands-on with several different displays. There is a dig pit and touchable casts of Sue's arm, rib, tail bone and teeth.

Sue was unearthed in 1990 by Sue Hendrickson near Faith, South Dakota.

Purchased by The Field Museum for $8.4 million, Sue set the record for highest price paid for a fossil. In the world, there are only 4 T. rex specimens with over 60% of the original skeleton. Sue is at least 90% complete. She lacks a foot, one arm, a vertebrae and several ribs.


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