12-year-old finds 69-million-year-old dinosaur fossil
‘I’ve been aspiring to be a paleontologist for as long as I can remember’
DRUMHELLER, Alberta (CNN) – A 12-year-old Canadian boy made a very significant dinosaur discovery over the summer.
The find was not only the start of something big, but it was a dream come true.
“I’ve been aspiring to be a paleontologist for as long as I can remember,” Nathan Hrushkin said.
The boy and his father were hiking in Alberta in July when they found a very large bone.
As it turns out, the partially unearthed fossil came from the arm of a 69-million-year-old dinosaur.
The museum then sent a team to the site, which has since unearthed 30 to 50 more bones.
Nathan and his dad said they hope to one day see their dinosaur on display in a museum.
“To find a real dinosaur skeleton at the age of 12 and having it be this significant, it’s just really amazing,” the boy said.
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