DINOSAURS ROAR IN
A TICKET to Perth Zoo doubles as an entry pass to Zoorassic Park for the rest of the year as a collection of life-sized dinosaurs take up residence on the South Perth peninsula.
Four-year-old Francie Forster could hardly contain her excitement yesterday when dad Darren told them they were off to visit the prehistoric monsters.
“She and her older brother Harlem were so excited they started chanting ‘zoo, zoo, zoo’ as we crossed the river,” he said.
The animatronic exhibition is headlined by an 18m-long Argentinosaurus, the biggest dinosaur ever displayed in the southern hemisphere. Zoorassic Park returns two years after helping to set zoo attendance records in 2016 and features a rotating cast of moving, roaring dinosaurs.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the exhibition carried an important message about species extinction.
“Everyone loves dinosaurs and they share many characteristics with today’s amazing animals but extinction doesn’t have to be one of them,” he said.
“To understand their story is to understand the need to protect today’s species from the same fate.”
Access to Zoorassic Park is included in the usual entry price to Perth Zoo. The exhibition runs until January 20.
Roaring success: Dinosaur keeper Suzie Dolan with Hannah Holding, Neve Geatches and Francie Forster.