World renown courier company TNT has recently successfully delivered a Tyrannosaurus rex skull from Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in South Dakota, United States, to the Fraunhofer EZRT research institute in Fuerth, Germany.
The 66 million year old skull was acquired by the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands in 2014.
The fossil, weighing a staggering 690 kilos, has undergone a high-resolution CT scan and a 3D x-ray to reveal images of its structure. The Naturalis Biodiversity Centre is due to present its research findings later this month. TNT will then provide the transportation for the specimen back to the USA.
Grant Cochrane, Global Special Service Director for TNT has said: "We are proud to assist the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in bringing a rare T rex skeleton to Europe. At TNT, we have the required expertise and a history of delivering very special cargo. But this is our first opportunity to handle a prehistoric
item of such research value."