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Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton
July 13, 2017 / 12:39 PM / 5 months ago

Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy.

The whale’s bones, which were bought in 1892 for 250 pounds, have been suspended mid-air with the head lowered and jaw gaping as if it is about to scoop up tourists.

The 25-metre (82-foot) long skeleton will greet people as they enter the building’s Hintze Hall from Friday - a new display highlighting the institution’s conservation work.

Dippy - or more accurately a cast of the dinosaur’s bones - is now due to embark of a tour of museums around Britain.

Reporting by Arese Joe-Oshodi; Editing by William Schomberg

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