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A Dinosaur Named Sue? - OU0438

 A virtual cache in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Hidden by  Rayman

N 28° 21.344' W 81° 35.316' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Florida
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 08 April 2012
 Date Created: 08 April 2012
 Last Modified: 09 April 2012
 Waypoint: OU0438

 


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2980 Visitors
5 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Description   EN   

Everyone likes Dinosaurs. Or at least I think so. Outside the Dinosaur ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom are numerous dinosaur statues. Most quickly walk on past without taking the time to read any of the information about them. For example, the first dinosaur you'll see while heading towards the ride building is a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. But this is no generic skeleton. This is an exact replica of "Sue", the largest T. Rex fossil ever discovered.

Sue was uncovered in 1990 at the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, near Faith, SD. When Pete Larson and his team at the Black Hills Institute began extracting the fossil, they nicknamed it "Sue", after its discoverer. In 1997, Sue became the center of a media circus which called the rightful ownership of the specimen into question. Eventually Sue was put up for auction at Sotheby's and sold for $8.36 million. The winners were the Chicago Field Museum, Disney, and McDonald's and the price marked Sue as the most expensive dinosaur ever.

There is a plaque in front of Sue giving more information about the discovery. You will need to read this plaque to find the answers for log password. The password is a 5-digit number, comprised of a 2-digit percentage that the fossil is complete, a 1-digit weight in tons of Sue, and a 2-digit length of Sue in feet.

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Log Entries    {{found}} 6x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 13 June 2016 liv3dn8as Found it

Awesome find!

1 25 December 2014 Recommendation QueensGrantMusic Found it

I found Sue with my family in tow on Christmas Day 2014.  I have seen this dinosaur on other trips to Animal Kingdom but did not realize that it was from real fossils.  Thank you for educating me and make me stop, read, and enjoy this amazing dinosaur, Sue.
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My daughter, Explorer1996, and Sue!
My daughter, Explorer1996, and Sue!

1 07 June 2014 tripman1 Found it

Nice virtual while visiting on vacation.  I think we have the copy of the same at the entrance to Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  Photo not the greatest, but had to snap it quick between the crowd.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Sue
Sue

1 01 June 2013 USSTonyChris Found it

We love Dinosaurs.

This was a really cool virtual.

Found with Maryooosch and SparrowsGold.

Thanks!

1 01 June 2013 Maryoooch Found it

Found with SparrowsGold and USSTonyChris.

Great Virtual.

The park was not crowed so this was easy to get to.

Thanks for a cool virtual!