China’s first 3D printed dinosaur fossil unveiled at COP15 exhibition
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Global Times senior reporter, mainly covers the reporting of movies, TV, music and culture news.

Xu Liuliu
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Li Hao is a photographer covering China’s social transformation and its impact on different groups, such as migrant workers.

Li Hao
, Published: 2021/10/12 11:15:58
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Editor's Note:
The first 3D printed dinosaur skeleton was on display at the UN biodiversity conference COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province as part of an exhibition showcasing local practices in biodiversity conservation and fruitful results that the province has achieved. The dinosaur skeleton is based on one of two fossils discovered recently in the province’s Lufeng, after they were exposed to heavy rain. Local authorities and experts started recovery efforts and found that the dinosaurs were right meters long and three meters tall. As the fossils resemble the already-discovered Lufengsaurus, researchers estimated that they weighed about four tons and were herbivores.  The exhibit includes 278 photos and billboards, including giant and interactive touch screens, in order to give a full picture of Yunnan's fruitful achievements.  Among the exhibits are billboards showing how the province established 166 nature reserves, protecting about 90 percent of the typical ecosystem and 85 percent of important species.  The seeds and flowers of Yunnan's precious plants are also on display, giving the public a closer look at them.  Yunnan accounts for only 4.1 percent of China's total land area, but includes all ecosystem types except oceans and deserts. It is home to more than 25,400 species in 11 groups, including precious animals like green peafowls, elephants and Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys. The province is known as the "Kingdom of Animals and Plants" and "Gene Bank of Species."(Photos:Li Hao/Global Times)

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