Yee-hah! Herd of dinosaurs fly in from the States
DINOSAURS have arrived in Bristol Zoo Gardens – all the way from Texas.
The giant animatronic models will be placed around the site ready to be brought to life at the flick of a switch.
A tyrannosaurus rex, stegosaurus and other ancient creatures including dilophosaurus, quetzalcoatlus and carnotaurus will be taking up residence alongside the zoo's 400 animal species, for the exhibition's opening on March 23.
DinoZoo2 will then be open every day until Sunday September 8 and is free with zoo admission.
It will give visitors the chance to get up close to scale models of dinosaurs and learn more about their characteristics.
It will also provide the zoo with an important chance to highlight the modern dangers of extinction.
Dr Bryan Carroll, director of Bristol Zoo, said: "We're really thrilled to have a new set of dinosaurs here this year. Last year's DinoZoo was a great success with our guests, not only in allowing them the opportunity to get up close and personal to these extinct creatures, but also in taking them on a journey that started over 200 million years ago."
Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the support of its guests to fund its animal conservation work with endangered species.
DinoZoo2 at Bristol Zoo Gardens can be seen every day this summer and is free with zoo admission.