Titanoboa Snake: Monster Replica in New York Grand Central Station

By on Mar 22, 2012 in Animals, Science, United States, World Comments

A titanoboa snake full-scale model is on display at the New York Grand Central Station on March 22, 2012, according to reports by several international news sites. The titanoboa replica is a preliminary to a Smithsonian exhibit. Below is a photo of the titanoboa snake model.

Titanoboa Snake
Titanoboa snake replica in New York
Photo Credit: Mark Von Holden/ Smithsonian Channel

The monster titanoboa snake replica is a 48-foot-long, 2,500-pound model. Reports described the replica to be waist-high and about the length of a school bus.

Randall Kremer, a Smithsonian spokesperson, revealed that the monster titanoboa snake is meant to “scare the daylights out of people” and to “communicate science to a lot of people.”

The New York City display of the monster titanoboa snake is part of an exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History which will open on March 30.

A two-hour TV special entitled “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” will be shown on the Smithsonian Channel on April 1.

Titanoboa snake fossil
Titanoboa fossils
Photo Credit: Wikia

Titanoboa is a newly discovered snake species which lived 65 million years ago. In 2005, the remains of the Titanoboa snake were found in a Colombian coal mine.

Related blog article: Titanoboa: Monster Snake Teaser Video

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