Lately, Londoners are talking about something other than the weather.
"Save Dippy!" Screams the headline of a local newspaper. "Sign Metro's petition to keep this dinosaur in his rightful place."
After the Natural History Museum announces plans to replace the iconic Diplodocus cast in its entrance hall with a giant, real skeleton of a blue whale, Dippy fans have been lamenting the loss of a childhood companion and struggling with the pending retirement of the replica, which was unveiled in 1905 and has been occupying the prime spot since 1979.
To me, the revamp of Hintze Hall (formally known as Central Hall) and the display of the largest mammal known to man are causes for celebration and renewed excitement. After all, Andrew Carnegie did clone many copies of the dinosaur which were sent to museums around the world (Paris, Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Mexico City, etc.), so the only place where you can see Dippy's true form is at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, where the superstar has a dedicated online scrapbook.
However Dippy lovers need not worry about its future welfare. This statement from the museum seems to indicate it's got many more years of adventures ahead.
粉絲也不必擔心 Dippy 的退休計劃，看來它反而會更忙，很有可能會到英國各地巡回展覽呢。