London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs
London Zoo is welcoming a new star attraction this summer: robotic dinosaurs. Visitors will see robotic replicas of Mesozoic-era dinosaurs, including T. Rex and Triceratops, which lived approximately 65 million years ago, at a "time travel safari" exhibit named Zoorassic Park.
The robots make sounds and motions that mimic the reallife dinosaurs. Some even drip water out of their mouths or spray it at passers-by. Information about the dinosaurs' massive extinction is dispersed throughout the display at the zoo in north London. At the end, visitors are "transported" back to modern times with a video on endangered species, recent extinctions and conservation efforts. The exhibition opens Saturday and runs until Sept 3. — AP
A tour guide poses with a replica of a T Rex in London Zoo's new Time Travel Safari exhibit named Zoorassic Park in London. — AFP photos
A tour guide poses with a puppet of a baby T Rex in London Zoo's new Time Travel Safari exhibit named Zoorassic Park in London.