A 12-year-old found a 69 million-year-old dinosaur fossil while hiking with his dad

A 12-year-old boy made an incredible discovery during a hike with his dad.

Nathan Hrushkin found apartially unearthed dinosaur fossil while hiking with his dad this summer at a conservation site in the Horseshoe Canyon in the Badlands of Alberta, Canada.

The fossil was a humerus bone from the arm of a juvenile hadrosaur — a duck-billed dinosaur that lived about 69 million years ago, according to a news release from the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

As soon as they found the fossil, they sent pictures of the bone to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, which identified the fossil and sent a team of paleontologists to the site.

Since the discovery Nathan and his dad have been to the site to watch the paleontologists dig up the last specimens.

According to reports Nathan has always wanted to be a paleontologist.

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