Bristol Zoo’s Newest Arrival is on the loose in Clifton Village!

News, Village News Posted by jordan keogh on 6 June 2017 Return to News & Events

Bristol Zoo’s amazing animatronic dinosaur, Denzel, is making a host of special appearances across Bristol and beyond this summer.

The next one in Clifton Village will be on Sunday 25th June so why not come up and meet him!

Denzel who is 4m long and similar to a T-Rex, stands almost 2m tall and has life-like blinking eyes, moving body parts and fearsome sound effects.

He is giving members of the public a taster of the Zoo’s summer exhibition – Dinomania.

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 wherever he goes, especially with children.

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. BID Clifton Village has its very own pair of baby Stegoceras, see if you can find them lurking in the bushes!

Wendy added: “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.bristolzoo.org.uk or phone 0117 974 7300.

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the support of its visitors to fund its animal conservation work in the zoo and with endangered species around the world, which help save wildlife from going the same way as the dinosaurs – extinct.

For more information please contact Bristol Zoo’s press office:

Rob Stokes , T : 0117 428 5320 or email: rstokes@bristolzoo.org.uk

Lucy King (Tuesdays & Wednesdays), T: 0117 974 7318, or email: lking@bristolzoo.org.uk

 

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