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Largest dinosaur ever, Sue’s replacement, starts to stand tall in Field Museum

Largest dinosaur ever, Sue’s replacement, starts to stand tall in Field Museum

At the Field Museum, the prey has replaced the predator.

Chicagoans this week are finally getting to meet the dinosaur that has kicked Sue upstairs: It’s a red-hued, skinless behemoth that you’ll be able to look in the eye from the museum’s second-floor balcony.

Plans have been public for months about the arrival of the titanosaur from Argentina, a plant eater that many believe to be the largest land animal ever. The T. rex skeleton Sue was dismantled in February and has been rebuilt in a new, second-floor home, awaiting the construction of a surrounding exhibition.

And Wednesday, workers began erecting Máximo, the name chosen for the museum’s Patagotitan...

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