14 Aug '11, 12am

Purchase of 3 dinosaurs at risk as donations fall short of target

Purchase of 3 dinosaurs at risk as donations fall short of target

Apollo, one of the three dinosaur fossils that the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore is hoping to buy. Measuring 24m long, Apollo is one of two adult diplodocid sauropods in the set of three offered by Dinosauria International, a Wyoming-based company that found the remains between 2007 and 2010. -- PHOTO: DINOSAURIA INTERNATIONAL By Tan Dawn Wei, News Editor The deadline set by its sellers has come and gone, but the money to buy three dinosaurs for Singapore's upcoming natural history museum is still not in the bag. Since it embarked on an intense race to raise $12 million for the fossils from Wyoming in the United States a month ago, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research has managed to collect only $1.89 million through several donors and public donations through its online portal. It has since negotiated an extension of the deadline - original...

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