Natural History Museum retires Dippy the Diplodocus

The Natural History Museum in London has decided to retire Dippy the Diplodocus

Dippy's been retired
Dippy's been retired

London's Natural History Museum has decided to retire Dippy the Diplodocus.

The iconic feature is one of the museum's most popular items, but is to be moved out of the museum's main hall in 2017 to make way for a real skeleton of a blue whale.

Sir Michael Dixon, the director of the museum, said: "As the largest known animal to have ever lived on Earth, the story of the blue whale reminds us of the scale of our responsibility to the planet.

"This makes it the perfect choice of specimen to welcome and capture the imagination of our visitors, as well as marking a major transformation of the museum.

"This is an important and necessary change."

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