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Why is the Natural History Museum’s dinosaur Dippy being retired?

One of the Natural History Museum's best loved dinosaurs is being replaced by a blue whale

By Harry Davies  

Dippy gets a 100th birthday clean from conservator at the museum. © Johnny Green/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Dino-lovers of all ages have been expressing their discontent on Twitter at the planned replacement of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the diplodocus. After 110 years the beloved skeleton is being moved from his proud position in the museum’s entrance hall, replaced by the bones of a blue whale.

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