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“It’s once in a lifetime someone packs up a T-rex and delivers it to your front door” - Matthew Carrano, smithsonian ‘s National Museum of Natural History
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur across the US

We welcomed home the #NationsTrex today, after a very carefully packed cross-country journey. Now visitors will be able to see curators and staff carefully unpack, catalog, photograph and 3-D scan the 66-million-year-old fossil in the Rex Room before it is sent off for cleaning. 

bbcnewsus:

It’s once in a lifetime someone packs up a T-rex and delivers it to your front door” - Matthew Carrano, smithsonian ‘s National Museum of Natural History

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur across the US

We welcomed home the #NationsTrex today, after a very carefully packed cross-country journey. Now visitors will be able to see curators and staff carefully unpack, catalog, photograph and 3-D scan the 66-million-year-old fossil in the Rex Room before it is sent off for cleaning. 

5 Fun Facts about the Naked Mole-Rat:
1. Naked mole-rats can live up to 30 years.
2. A colony contains up to 300 naked mole-rats!
3. They have a social system like bees – the queen is the only female reproducing in the colony.
4. She can have 900+ pups in a lifetime!
5. Because the queen’s milk has high water content, she needs to produce 58% of her body weight in milk daily to feed her pups.
Learn more with experts from Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Smithsonian Environmental Research Center via Smithsonian Science. 

5 Fun Facts about the Naked Mole-Rat:

1. Naked mole-rats can live up to 30 years.

2. A colony contains up to 300 naked mole-rats!

3. They have a social system like bees – the queen is the only female reproducing in the colony.

4. She can have 900+ pups in a lifetime!

5. Because the queen’s milk has high water content, she needs to produce 58% of her body weight in milk daily to feed her pups.

Learn more with experts from Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Smithsonian Environmental Research Center via Smithsonian Science