World’s Largest Dinosaur

World's Largest Dinosaur

The “World’s Largest Dinosaur” is the name of a model Tyrannosaurus rex located in the town of Drumheller in the Canadian province of Alberta. Built of fiberglass and steel, has a height of 25 metres (82 ft) and a length of 46 metres (151 ft),[1] considerably larger than the largest known specimens of the actual dinosaur which reached up to 12.8 m (42 ft) in length,[2] and was up to 4 m (13 ft) tall at the hips.[3] The dinosaur was built while former mayor Phil Bryant was in his term.

Drumheller is a town in the Badlands of east-central Alberta, on the Red Deer River, located 135 kilometres (84 mi) northeast of Calgary. Drumheller is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Various smaller dinosaur models are placed throughbout the town.[4]

Some facts about the World’s largest dinosaur from the fact sheet available at the Drumheller Information Center:
The total weight of steel used is 65,000 lb (29.02 long tons; 32.50 short tons)
The total weight of the entire dinosaur is 145,000 lb (64.73 long tons; 72.50 short tons)
Height up to the head not including the height of the staging area is 82 ft (25 m)
Total number of stairs: 106
The statue is approximately 4 times bigger than a life sized T-Rex.
The viewing area of the mouth is approximately 60 sq ft (5.6 m2) and can hold between 8 and 12 people at a time.

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