Walk with dinosaurs at Detroit Zoo

Stepping back into the prehistoric era, the Detroit Zoo will welcome 19 snarling, life-size and animated dinosaurs next week.

Dinosauria, a three-acre walk through lush gardens and dinosaur habitat, is to open Wednesday. The Texas-based exhibit, last seen at the zoo in 2001, is to be at the zoo through Labor Day.

"It's just really cool; people are just going to love this," said Patricia Mills Janeway, zoo spokeswoman. "Some might be scared. We actually have a sign that some of the creatures may scare little kids."

Weaving the dinosaur theme throughout the zoo, guests will be directed to present-day animals with dinosaur-like characteristics or those that may be endangered and could become extinct.

"While it's too late for the dinosaurs, it's not too late for the wildlife that we have," Janeway said.

The exhibit is to be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August). Tickets are $3 with zoo admission.

From Freep.com

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