Animatronic Velociraptors, Diplodocus and a terrifying T Rex join the rest of the animals at Blair Drummond Safari Park
More than twenty life-size animated dinosaurs have arrived at Blair Drummond Safari Park for a new exhibition, World of Dinosaurs, which is due to open on 1st April.
The prehistoric animals will be installed into a 1000m2 area of woodland at the Safari Park, which visitors will enter through giant ‘Jurassic Park’ style gates. The permanent attraction has been installed to mark the Safari Park’s fiftieth anniversary.
The super-sized beasts have been specially made for Blair Drummond Safari Park and are constructed with steel frame and realistic silicone skin. They are controlled with infrared sensors and have a realistic range of movements including blinking eyes, stomach breathing, body and head movements, and noises will bring them to life.
Park Manager, Gary Gilmour, says:
“The detail in our new dinosaurs is incredible. They’re so lifelike and we cannot wait to unveil them to visitors. The largest dinosaur is a 21m diplodocus, but the wow factor is the iconic T-rex with its terrifying roar.
The new exhibit brings to life these fearsome predators and giant herbivores and offers dino fans of all ages the opportunity to come face-to-face with their favourites.”
World of Dinosaurs is part of a £1m upgrade to the Safari Park, which has also included the installation of new BBQ areas, indoor picnic and venue space, covered viewing platforms and a state-of-the-art water filtration system for the sea lion habitat.
The dinosaur exhibit has over 20 life size dinosaurs, including velociraptors, triceratops, stegosaurus, flying pteranodon and an oviraptor with eggs. There is also a dinosaur dig area and photo opportunities.
Entry to World of Dinosaurs is included in the price of admission to the Safari Park and free for members. Safari Park ticket are £16.50 for adults and £13.50 for children and can be bought from www.blairdrummond.com