Nat Geo to air “T. rex Autopsy” in June

National Geographic Channel will air the Impossible Factual-produced special T. rex Autopsy (pictured) globally on June 7.
May 19, 2015

National Geographic Channel will air the special T. rex Autopsy (pictured) globally on June 7.

Announced in January, the Impossible Factual-produced two-hour special will use a combination of visual effects and veterinarian, surgical and paleontological expertise to dissect a life-size, anatomically correct representation of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The scientists participating hope to ascertain how the T-Rex fed, how it digested its prey, how it procreated and how old it lived to be, among other questions.

“The massive monster is lifelike inside and out, giving scientists the chance to touch it, smell it and cut it open from head to toe for the first time,” the network said in a statement. “Using industrial-sized tools, a veterinary surgeon aided by leading paleontologists slices and dices the dinosaur, on a quest to reveal the answers to a number of questions.”

T. rex Autopsy will air on June 7 at 9 p.m. EST/PST  and cap off a week of dinosaur programming that includes Dino Death Match, Jurassic CSI Special (working title) and Ultimate Dino Survivor.

Paul Wooding is exec producing for Impossible Factual and Ed Sayer is the exec producer for National Geographic Channels International. Allan Butler exec produced for National Geographic Channel.

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