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"SuperCrocs" coming to Elgin library

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A "SuperCroc" exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Here is the 6-foot skull of a Sarcosuchus found in 2000 in Niger.

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The fossil skull of 110-million-year-old SuperCroc dwarfs the skull of an Orinoco crocodile. A "SuperCroc" exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

COURTESY of M. Hettwer/Project Exploration

A "SuperCroc" exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. In this photo, the expedition team that found the fossil in 2000 in Niger stretches behind SuperCroc's jaws to illustrate the crocodile's length.

COURTESY of M. Hettwer/Project Exploration

Paul Sereno, co-founder of Project Exploration based in Chicago, lightly brushes away sand to expose a fossilized Sarcosuchus skull. A "SuperCroc" exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

A "SuperCroc" exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

Courtesy of Gail Borden Public Library

Paul Sereno, co-founder of Project Exploration based in Chicago, stands with the original 110-million-year-old fossil skull of SuperCroc. The exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

COURTESY of M. Hettwer/Project Exploration

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An exhibit featuring enormous 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. The Grand Victoria Foundation gave the library a $25,000 grant and another $25,000 challenge grant, for which the library is seeking matching donations.
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    • A “SuperCroc” exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Here is the 6-foot skull of a Sarcosuchus found in 2000 in Niger.
    • The fossil skull of 110-million-year-old SuperCroc dwarfs the skull of an Orinoco crocodile. A “SuperCroc” exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
    • A “SuperCroc” exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. In this photo, the expedition team that found the fossil in 2000 in Niger stretches behind SuperCroc’s jaws to illustrate the crocodile’s length.
    • Paul Sereno, co-founder of Project Exploration based in Chicago, lightly brushes away sand to expose a fossilized Sarcosuchus skull. A “SuperCroc” exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
    • A “SuperCroc” exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
    • Paul Sereno, co-founder of Project Exploration based in Chicago, stands with the original 110-million-year-old fossil skull of SuperCroc. The exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
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