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Bronx Zoo unveils new dinosaur exhibit

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Your next trip to New York can include a little time travel.  The Bronx Zoo is offering a special animatronic adventure in the form of the new Dinosaur Safari.

The dimetrodon is the first to greet you on the safari.  He dates back 280 million years and actually isn't even a dinosaur, but an early relative of us mammals.

Don't worry there are plenty of dinosaurs on this ride; more than 20 in fact. Most are life like, they move and make noise.   One thing to be aware of on the ride: you will get wet because there are spitting dinosaurs.

The exhibit is something different from the Bronx zoo, better known for its exhibits of living animals.  Zoo Director Jim Breheny is excited about the opportunity do something different.

"We said why not dinosaurs, because it gives us the opportunity to provide info about these animals that lived so long ago, and compare the adaptation they have to the adaptations that animals alive today have," says Breheny.

There are plenty of great photo ops, and lots of educational tidbits.  Plus, it's not just the dinosaurs that are prehistoric.  The plants were specially planted to give the exhibit an authentic feel. "We went to great pains to get plants and vegetation that kind of mimics the environment in which the dinosaurs lived," says Breheny.

To see T-Rex and all of his friends, you can do so as part of the total experience package at the zoo.  That costs about $33 a ticket.  The exhibit opens Saturday.

Story from WNYW and FOX News.

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