Baby T rex goes on sale on eBay, sparking paleontologists’ outcry
It could be yours for just $2.95m but the sale has drawn criticism from the scientific community
You wouldn’t normally associate the world of dutiful natural history preservation with sporadic bursts of all caps letters and exclamation points – or at least not until last month, when the fossil of an infant Tyrannosaurus rex, potentially the only in existence, went on sale on eBay for the “buy it now” price of $2.95m.
The listing reads: “Most Likely the Only BABY T-Rex in the World! It has a 15 FOOT long Body and a 21” SKULL with Serrated Teeth! This Rex was very a very dangerous meat eater. It’s a RARE opportunity indeed to ever see a baby REX…”