A T-Rex Like No Other
The newest resident of Berlin is massive, ferocious, and fearsome, but luckily you won’t be running into Tristan down a dark alley at night – the 12 m (40ft)
is locked up safely in the Museum of Natural History (Museum für Naturkunde, p. 42). The 70-million-year- old skeleton unearthed in Montana in 2012 has been painstakingly studied, restored, and reassembled and will be on display at the Mitte museum from 17 December until at least 2018. It’s not just the only skeleton on show in Europe at the moment, it’s believed to be one of the bestpreserved specimens ever discovered – the skull, for example, is 98 percent complete. The exhibit will tell the story of this enormous carnivore, with researchers piecing together how Tristan might have lived – and how he met his demise.