Dinosaurs are at the Birmingham Zoo in preparation for the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Dino Discovery presented by Wells Fargo. This exhibit in Alabama Wilds, a 3 acre area which showcases animals native to Alabama, will give visitors the opportunity to hear dinosaurs roar, see them move and take in a pre-historic experience. Featuring 15 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs at heights of almost 20 feet, weighing nearly 7,000 pounds and 42 feet in length, Dino Discovery will take guests on an expedition down a trail filled with magnificent creatures that once roamed the earth over 160 million years ago. Visitors can search for fossils in the Dino Dig, explore the exhibit with a dino expert and even get their picture with a giant T-Rex. A cabin with educational offerings will afford guest the chance to learn more about this extinct species and how it relates to the Zoo’s conservation efforts.
“We are so excited to have the dinosaurs here at the Birmingham Zoo – kids and adults will absolutely love them,” said Vice President of Marketing and Media, Katrina Cade. “This exhibit will showcase a notable difference between the dinosaurs seen in movies or read in books when compared to seeing them in the wild. It is a whole different experience. Dino Discovery will be a memorable experience families will have for the rest of their lives.”