Patagotitan mayorum, the largest animal ever to walk on land, will go on show at the Natural History Museum – assuming it fits within the gallery space.
Measuring some 35m (115ft) from nose to tail, the beast could have weighed up to 60 or 70 tonnes in life. “We should be able to get it in but there won’t be much wriggle room,” said exhibition developer Sinéad Marron.
Dippy currently occupies the Waterhouse Gallery at the NHM. It’s having to vacate the space to make way for Patagotitan. “I don’t think Dippy will be put out,” said Marron.
The exhibition – Titanosaur: Life as the biggest dinosaur – will open at the Natural History Museum on Friday, 31 March 2023.