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Kurth Library opens Dinosaur George's traveling museum

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Kids visiting Dinosaur George's traveling museum had a hard time picking a favorite fossil from the 100- piece collection.

Cousins Desean Davis and Jacaden Collins both agreed that the tyrannosaurus rex was their favorite. Others liked the mammoths, sabertooth tigers and the megladon.

"Many of the pieces are of species on display actually walked around the East Texas area," Dinosaur George said. "The thing that I think is the most interesting myself is the skull of the T-rex; not because it's so gigantic but because he has bite marks on his skull where probably another larger T-rex actually attacked this one and tried to kill it."

Dinosaur George is a self-taught paleontologist with more than 35 years of research. He is also the co-creator of Jurassic Fight Club, a 12-part series on History Channel.

George said he started the exhibit as a way to inspire future scientists and explorers.

"The thing I hope to accomplish the most is to let them know that the world is much bigger than they think," Dinosaur George said. "I hope that when they leave they want to explore the outdoors not just dinosaurs. I want them to look animals or plants or anything outdoors."

Dinosaur George said he is always inspired when the children learn something new.

"I want to know the parts of the body in the megladon and the tails and stuff," Megan Dowthitt said.

The exhibit will be set up in several areas throughout Kurth Memorial Library. The exhibit will be on display until 5 p.m. on Friday. There is no charge to view the pieces, and cameras are welcomed.

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