The travelling dinosaur exhibition discovered on Sunday that its Diplodocus model was missing one of its four legs. The massive leg was strapped to a trailer along with the other pieces of the model on Saturday night but on Sunday it was gone.
The German family that owns the exhibition, descried as Europe’s biggest dinosaur show, is appealing to the thief to return the leg.
“We don’t care how we get it back, or what has happened, we just want it back. We can clearly see the humour in this, but for us this is quite serious, and it won’t quite be the same for the kids if the dinosaur is missing a leg,” exhibition spokesman Magnus Winther told Dagbladet.
Winther said that they have not yet gone to the police.
“It doesn’t seem very likely that they would put a lot of resources into finding a dinosaur leg. What I have said is that we won’t file a police report if we get the foot back again but if we don’t, then we’ll have to consider it. This isn’t exactly a cheap attraction,” he said.
Winther said he didn’t think that whoever took the leg could have gotten too far.
“This is a fairly large leg, so it’s not exactly something you take with you and run off with it,” he said, adding that the Diplodocus is the largest dinosaur in Dinoworld's collection.
“What we are wondering is if there is someone out there who woke up from a party with a dinosaur leg in their bed. It’s okay to have a one-night stand, but we want our leg back,” he added.