Meet Homer, the stateline's newest neighbor who moved into his new home Saturday in Rockford. The centers director Alan Brown says it will bring more life to Rockford
"He is going to be a big star in Rockford history ..he's going to bring alot of recognition and tourism to Rockford"
Homer is The Burpee Museums newest Triceratop and hopefully, the centers second biggest attraction next to Jane...the resident T-rex.
" He is a juvenile Triceratops and that's really unusual since Jane is a juvenile T-rex .For us to have two Juvenile dinosaurs is very unusual"
Paleontologists say Homer died young due to backwards facing horns...of course, at 67 million years old , it's hard to imagine him wondering the earth in his youth. Just as interesting for Dino lovers is the story behind the big guy's name...
"He has been named after Homer Simpson if anyone's curious"
The man who found Homer says he's just as much of a "Simpson" fan as he is a dinosaur lover.
It may have taken him millions of years to get here, but now that he's here his finder hopes his legacy will never become extinct.