Meet T. rex Junior
IN THE EXHIBITION 'KING OF DINOSAURS'
21 APRIL – 31 DECEMBER 2021
Fearsome carnivorous dinosaurs were also young once. The Natural History Museum of Denmark has a visit from Casper – a young Tyrannosaurus rex. Make sure to experience the rare skull of the about seven-year-old T. rex side by side with the full-grown T. rex,, Tristan Otto, in the exhibition 'King of Dinosaurs'.
Everything about the Tyrannosaurus rex was incredible. When growing, they gained up to 1.5 kg a day and went from being the size of a large pigeon as a newly hatched "baby" to being the size of a large truck in just 25 years. The young T. rex,, Casper, was a juvenile of no more than 250 – 300 kg at the time of his death, which makes him an extremely rare discovery.
There are very few dinosaur fossils of Tyrannosaurus rex, and even fewer of T. rex as a young animal. Casper is among the three best-preserved in the world, and 'King of Dinosaurs' is an unique opportunity to see both a full-grown and a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex exhibited side by side.
Natural History Museum of Denmark
Øster Voldgade 5-7
1350 Copenhagen K
Tlf: 22 82 76 79