Coming to Assiniboine Park Zoo this summer… dinosaurs.
No, it’s not Jurassic Park. Dinosaurs Alive is bringing in 15 animatronic dinos for a summer exhibit.
That’s right. Gary Lunsford, head of zoological operations for the zoo, says it will be a neat experience in among the living animals.
“People will be able to step back in time to a prehistoric era and come face-to-face with life-size animatronic dinosaurs,” he said.
The 15 robotic dinosaurs will be set up along a trail at the Zoo.
Shane Pratt, animal care supervisor of interpretive services, says it’s perfect for kids who want to get up close and personal with prehistoric creatures.
“They’re not just dinosaurs that you would see at a museum that are just sitting still. These are dinosaurs that are going to be moving and making a lot of sounds and it’s going to be very interactive,” he said.
The exhibit includes a tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and two dinosaurs discovered in 2010.
Presented by Artis REIT, it will run from late May to September.