The Houston Museum of Natural Science produced the video above to document the difficulty and care required to move a priceless fossil. In the video, you will see McRay's equipment and employees utilized in the move.
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When the Houston Museum of Natural Science needed to move Leonardo, a mummified, 77-million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur, they trusted McRay Crane and Rigging to safely complete the task. Leonardo is one of the most complete brachylophosaurus dinosaur fossils uncovered to date, and the first sub-adult. He is also only the fourth dinosaur fossil in the world to be classified as a "mummy" because of the soft tissue that is preserved.
Using a crane, forklifts, rigging equipment, rigging personnel, and an abundance of caution, McRay successfully moved the 6 ton fossil. As Dr. Robert Bakker, Curator of Paleontology says, "Moving a fossil is like moving a piece of art."
The Houston Museum of Natural Science Chooses McRay Crane & Rigging to Move a 77 Million Year Old Dinosaur Fossil