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UK museum’s Dippy to be retired in 2017

Natural History Museum director Michael Dixon said the change was part of a 10-year overhaul of the museum.

Dippy the dinosaur, is retiring - and his fans aren't happy. (Source: AP photo)

Dippy the dinosaur stands on display in the Natural History Museum in London. (Source: AP photo)

People walk around Dippy the dinosaur as it is displayed in the Natural History Museum in London. (Source: AP photo)

The diplodocus was a dinosaur that lived in North America 150 million years ago. (Source: AP photo)

Dippy is one of the Natural History Museum's best-loved inhabitants. (Source: AP photo)

It is to be replaced in the main hall by the skeleton of a blue whale. (Source: AP photo)

Dippy has been on display for more than a century. (Source: AP photo)

It is the replica skeleton of a diplodocus. (Source: AP photo)