Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo. They’re big, they’re fierce…and they’re back! Twenty-three life-like robotic dinosaurs have stomped into the zoo for a new dinosaur exhibition, which runs from 28 May – 4 September.
Walk amongst the predators and their prey, not knowing what is lurking around the next corner. You’ll take an exhilarating journey back to the Jurassic age when these gigantic creatures roamed and ruled the earth.
Featuring realistic movements and sounds, the hi-tech scaly creatures are the stars of Dinosaurs! The Next Adventure, the biggest exhibition ever staged at the zoo.
Visitors will be relieved to discover that the terrifying carnivore Baryonyx – whose home is thought to have been the land which now forms the UK – was one of the very few dinosaurs whose diet consisted solely of fish.
The sight of the enormous life sized Giganotosaurus – the largest dinosaur ever to roam Chester Zoo – will not be so comforting.
Visitors will discover the water spitting, roaring dinosaurs hiding among a dense forest like environment – including tree ferns that date back to the Triassic period and palms that first appeared on the Earth during the late Cretaceous period.
The arrival of dinosaurs that disappeared from the planet millions of years ago serves as an important reminder about the threat of extinction faced by many species today, such as the Eastern black rhino, Sumatran orangutan and Sumatran tiger.
The zoo is also working with the Grosvenor Museum, Big Heritage and CH1ChesterBID, to unveil a range of dinosaur activities throughout the summer in Chester.
Dinosaurs! The Next Adventure is free with normal zoo admission and opens on Saturday 28 May and will run every day until Friday 2 September 2016.