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WASHINGTON ? The bones of a 65 million-year-old
Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur will stay in Montana, where they were
unearthed this year on U.S. government property, Vice President Al
Gore said Wednesday.
"I've always known that America's soil is the richest and most
abundant in the world ? no bones about it,'' Gore said in a
Tyrannosaurus rex is believed to be the largest carnivore ever to
walk the earth. This specimen was found in July on Agriculture
Department property, which makes the dinosaur bones property of
the people of the United States, Gore's statement said.
Gore has asked Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to work with
Montana state officials and the Montana congressional delegation to
find a proper place within the state to make the old bones accessible
to the public.
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