A night at the museum, with dinosaurs? Raffles Museum considers $12m dino acquisition

A night at the museum, with dinosaurs? Raffles Museum considers $12m dino acquisition

The offer of such a prized acquisition comes from Dinosauria International, a Wyoming-based fossil company that found the three remains between 2007 and last year in Ten Sleep, a small town in the American state. There are good reasons for the hefty price tag. The two adults and one baby were found together and could well be a family. They are over 80 per cent complete, a rarity as far as dinosaur discoveries are concerned. If the funding is secured, the trio will get star billing at the 7,500 sq m museum when it is ready in 2014. 'The idea was always to have a central gallery and put something there that would make people go 'Whoa!'' said Professor Peter Ng, director of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Raffles Museum has one of the largest collections of South-east Asian animals in the region - 500,000 specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes,...

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