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Chester Zoo’s Animatronic Dinosaurs return for 2012


Animatronic dinosaur with kids at Chester Zoo in the UK

After a hugely successful appearance at  Britain’s biggest zoo last summer, the dinosaurs are set to return to Chester Zoo this year in what promises to be one of the most exciting and immersive exhibits ever seen at a UK zoo.

The new exhibition, showcasing  19 life-like animatronic models  of the prehistoric creatures , some 65 million years after their demise, opens on April 1st.
animatronic dinosaur at chester zoo in the ukRunning until November 4th and eclipsing last year’s Dinosaurs At Large show – in itself an enormous success with attendance seeing a big increase owing to the dinosaurs and the recipient of the Best Event Award at the 2011 Marketing Cheshire Awards – the new show promises to be bigger, better and even more realistic.

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The dinosaurs , including the vast Brachiosaurus, the infamous T-rex and the  much loved  Stegosaurus will both move and make sounds and will be part of an atmospheric and immersive outdoor trail called Dinosaurs Bite Back! This will allow visitors to experience exactly what an encounter with a real life dinosaur might actually have been like.

Dinosaurs bite back!  promises a richly interactive experience for zoo visitors, with not only the impressive animatronic dinosaurs but “Dino-keepers” on hand to offer information about the beasts and the world in which they lived. Furthermore, a robotic Tyrannosaur will give visitors a “behind the scenes” glimpse at how the animatronic dinosaurs function.

The show will be free of charge with normal zoo admission.

Images: kind courtesy ChesterZoo

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