The triceratops fossil, named “Cliff”* after the grandfather of the man who originally bought it from the Christie’s auction in Paris and loaned it to the Museum of Science, Boston, WILL STAY IN BOSTON!! The goal of $850,000 was actually exceeded (only 11 days before the deadline!) Additional money raised will go toward fossil maintenance, per the article in the Boston Globe.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who donated to this cause or made it known through word-of-mouth or online venues!!
CONGRATULATIONS, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE!
Screenshot of mos.org/keepcliff as it appears today
*Gender is not known in triceratops fossils, as I understand it, so this is not necessarily a male triceratops.
Thank you to Erin Shannon for keeping me in the loop!
Here is the Boston Globe’s article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/18/museum-science-gets-keep-cliff-triceratops/goTIqJg9hTslNm9xwWg48O/story.html