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The Bronx Zoo to debut animatronic Dinosaur Safari on May 25

Prehistoric creatures, in the form of 20-plus life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, are coming to the Bronx Zoo just in time for summer.

  • Julie Larsen Maher

    Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur arriving at the Bronx Zoo for Dinosaur Safari

  • Courtesy the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur, to be part of Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

  • Julie Larsen Maher

    Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur for Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

  • Courtesy the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur, to be part of Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

  • Courtesy the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

    Dinosaur, to be part of Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

Julie Larsen Maher

Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

Dinosaur arriving at the Bronx Zoo for Dinosaur Safari

Dinosaurs may be extinct, but you and the kids can get an up-close look at some pretty life-like ones at the Bronx Zoo this summer thanks to the arrival of its Dinosaur Safari. Close to two dozen animatronic beasts, from the vegetarian, long-necked Brachiosaurus and imposing Tricerotops to the iconically scary Tyrannosaurus Rex, are now being installed in a two-acre area of the zoo for the exhibition's debut on May 25. Visitors will board a wagon for a tour of the dinos, learning about adaptation, evolution and what animals alive today bear some resemblance, behavioral or physical, to dinosaurs. In anticipation of the exhibition, the zoo is inviting New Yorkers to vote for their favorite dinosaur species for a chance to win tickets to the exhibition; anyone who votes will receive dinosaur stickers to go with the zoo's dinosaur safari field guide. Tickets may be purchased in advance, and a 20 percent discount is offered for tickets on a Monday or Tuesday. The installation will be on view through September 8.


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