Calgary Zoo opens new exhibit Dinosaurs: Awakened

The Calgary Zoo is set to take visitors back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme, with the announcement of its newest exhibit, ‘Dinosaurs: Awakened’.

Based on the success of the past “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit held in 2010 and 2015, the Calgary Zoo is introducing 26 new realistic animatronic dinosaurs (across 17 species) within Prehistoric Park, from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, covering the zoo’s regions including: Canada, Asia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica.

The exhibit, designed to educate, as well as entertain, encourages visitors to go on an immersive journey through the newly designed Prehistoric Park to experience what it may have been like to roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, while inspiring action to prevent the loss of endangered species today – a key component of the vital conservation work the Calgary Zoo does both locally and globally.

“Visitors will marvel at the size of these magnificent life-like creatures that move, sound, and exhibit behaviours of these giants of the past,” said Alison Archambault, Calgary Zoo’s director of brand & engagement. “This exhibit will inspire visitors to think and engage with dinosaurs in a new way, challenging old notions of what they may have looked like!”

The Calgary Zoo is currently an ‘outdoor-only’ experience. Indoor animal habitats & buildings are currently closed, with the exception of retail shops and washrooms, in accordance with provincial health and safety measures.

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