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Dinosaurs coming to Birmingham Zoo

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You may have thought they went extinct, but dinosaurs are making a special appearance in Birmingham.  That's right, dinosaurs are at the Birmingham Zoo in preparation for the Zoo's newest exhibit, Dino Discovery. The exhibit is located in Alabama Wilds, which is a three acre area which showcases animals native to Alabama.  The exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to hear dinosaurs roar, see them move, and take in a pre-historic experience.

Expect to see 15 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs at heights of almost 20 feet and weighing nearly 7,000 pounds.  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.  

Dino Discovery will be open to the public, starting March 16th.  The exhibit will open that day at noon.  It will remain at the zoo until July 21st.

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