15/06/2017

Daddy of all dinosaurs heads for coast on Father’s Day

He will be appearing at Clevedon Pier at 12 noon on Sunday (June 18) and then he is popping a few miles along the coast to Portishead marina later in the afternoon.

Denzel who is 4 metres long and similar to a T-Rex, stands more than six feet tall and has life-like blinking eyes, moving body parts and has a fearsome roar.

He is out and about giving members of the public a taste of the Zoo’s summer exhibition – Dinomania which is attracting thousands of people to the famous Zoo.

Dinomania features 11 life-like animatronic dinosaurs that have made the Zoo their home and will be in residence all summer, taking visitors on a journey that started 65 million years ago.

Denzel has already proved to be a huge hit with shoppers at Bristol’s Cabot Circus and with sightseers at Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Bristol Zoo’s director of commercial operations, Wendy Walton, said: “Denzel is great fun and we are hugely excited to now have 11 more giant animatronic dinosaurs, transforming the Zoo into a Jurassic jungle for the whole summer.”

Among those at Bristol Zoo are a Dilophosaurus and Giganotosaurus – one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived. The dinosaurs are at the Zoo in Clifton, Bristol for 14-weeks until Sunday September 3.

Wendy said: “This is the third time we have exhibited dinosaurs here at the Zoo and they have proved incredibly popular with guests in previous years. It also presents a great opportunity to tell our guests about the very real extinction threat facing many species in the Zoo and around the world and the work we are doing to help protect them.”

In addition to the dinosaurs, visitors to the Zoo can go to the ‘Dino Hub’ and take part in a fossil dig, meet dinosaur experts from The Bristol Dinosaur Project and get involved in a number of interactive dino-themed activities.

Entry to Dinomania is included with normal Zoo admission. For more information visit www.dinomania.org.uk or phone 0117 974 7300.

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