Dinosaurs hatch in Edinburgh

Date Posted: 17/02/2015

Fans of Jurassic Park can meet the ‘real life’ dinosaurs at Edinburgh Zoo this year – including the deadly velociraptor.

An animatronic dinosaur exhibition, Dinosaurs Return! will open at the zoo from 3rd April.

Dinosaurs Return! is set to offer children visiting the zoo a chance to discover a lost world with the aim of raising awareness about the threat of extinction faced today by many endangered species.

Featuring 14 life-size animatronic model creatures (11 adults, two babies and a nest), the giants will take up residence for six months at the zoo.

Zoo staff are currently working hard to create a specially designed landscape, with huge rocks and impressive foliage arriving to create the creatures 'habitat'.

Tickets will be available from April onwards; to book visit www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/dinosaursreturn

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