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Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto celebrates Christmas still in Berlin

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Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto celebrates Christmas still in Berlin

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin has a very special Christmas present for all Berliners and guests of this city. Although the three-year contract with the owner expires in December, Tristan Otto can still be shown in Berlin until spring. Then he starts his journey to Copenhagen to the local Museum of Natural History. A concrete departure date is not yet fixed. "Like no other exhibit, this Tyrannosaurus has managed to get people of all ages enthusiastic about nature," said Director General Johannes Vogel, "so anyone who has not yet seen it should use the Christmas holidays to visit it. It is also not impossible that Tristan will come back to Berlin afterwards.”

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Research has been showing this amazing original skeleton since December 17th 2015. Among international experts, it is thought to be a unique find. State-of-the-art technology is used to carry out research on it. The first results have come in, but have not been published yet and therefore cannot yet be shared with the public.