New dinosaur exhibit roars to life at Columbus zoo

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio has unveiled a new exhibit about some very old creatures.

The newly opened Dinosaur Island features 25 large animatronic dinosaurs that blink, swish their tails and make loud sounds. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13ziDgn ) reports the largest is a 42-foot, 7,000-pound T-Rex.

President Tom Stalf says the new additions don’t seem to bother the zoo’s animal inhabitants.

A few of the dinosaurs will be viewable by any park visitor during the exhibit’s three-month run. Guests will have to pay a few extra dollars for a special ticket or wristband to see the rest. The area includes a boat ride and an archaeological pit.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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