Watch ‘Scotty the T-Rex’ take shape at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Building “Scotty” the T-Rex at Te Papa

Te Papa has been using Youtube to bring viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their natural history work.  For instance, on September 16th they broadcast an examination of a Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis sp.) specimen LIVE and you can still watch the video of that exam here.

Now, it looks like that have provided us with a rare chance to see how a tyrannosaurus specimen is assembled for display!  I have often wondered exactly how these massive mounts come together and I’m so glad Te Papa took the time to share this video.

You can learn more about ‘Scotty the T-Rex’ currently on display until February 8, 2015, at Te Papa by visiting their website here.  In the meantime, check out the video at the top of this post!