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"Bubba-Rex" goes on exhibit at Lufkin's Naranjo Museum of Natural History

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The Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin got a new addition this week. A brand-new T-Rex stands in the center of the museum.

"The T-Rex adds a whole new dimension to the museum," Dr. Neal Naranjo, the CEO of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History, said. "First of all, he's a predator, and he's a carnivore, and most of the dinosaurs that we've found have been plant eaters."

Workers spent all day Tuesday piecing the model together. The replica was found in South Dakota, and museum officials say the T-Rex adds an extra dimension to the museum.

The museum decided to name him "Bubba-Rex" in honor of his new Southern home.

Naranjo said that the museum be bringing in additional models and exhibits in the upcoming weeks.

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History held its grand opening in September. In addition to the newest exhibit, "Bubba-Rex," the museum also features exhibits of fossils of a hadrosaur and prehistoric cave bears. Other exhibits and displays focus on additional pre-historic dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, and science.   

The museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. During thanksgiving weekend they will have tours every hour for out of town guests.

For more information on the Naranjo Museum of Natural History, visit its Web site at www.naranjo museum.org.

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