Why are they moving Sue the T. Rex? Hint: Something even bigger.
Chicago’s self-described “majestic murderbird” that has skulked The Field Museum’s entrance hall will begin the move to a new home Monday.
In a news release — written from the T. rex’s perspective — museum officials announced that the dinosaur will be moving to a “private suite” where “they” will be again on display in the spring of 2019. That’s right, majestic murderbird’s gender is unknown and the carefully arranged pile of fossils asked to be called “they.”
“As in, ‘SUE is a T. rex. They are a majestic murderbird, and Chicago is lucky they grace the city with their presence,” the release stated.
The carnivore SUE is being moved to accommodate a cast of a titanosaur, which was an herbivore that dwarfed the ferocious T. rex. The titanosaur will stand two stories tall and is more than three times SUE’s length.
The Patagotitan mayorum, or titanosaur, likely weighed about 70 tons.