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New dinosaur exhibit on display at Belfast Zoo | News

New dinosaur exhibit on display at Belfast Zoo | News

Author: Emma DicksonPublished 8 minutes ago

Belfast Zoo has installed two new permanent dinosaur exhibits to promote learning about prehistory.

The purpose of these exhibits is to educate visitors about animal evolution and the link between the zoo’s modern species and their Jurassic ancestors.

“Dino Camp” and “Dino Nursery” are the two new permanent exhibitions.

Zoo manager Alyn Cairns said: “We wanted to create a fun way for visitors to learn about the link between our animals and their prehistoric ancestors and show them how species adapt and evolve in their changing environment.”

Fun and informative exhibits will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the connection between dinosaurs and the many species that can be found at the zoo.

Education Officer John Fisher said: “Belfast Zoo is here to inspire, engage and educate our visitors, as well as actively participate in conservation efforts for threatened species and habitats.

“Dinosaurs are a popular topic for children of all ages. Introducing dinosaurs to the zoo is a great opportunity to teach children about biology, evolution and conservation. Most young children are fascinated by dinosaurs, and studies suggest that curiosity enhances learning.

“These amazing creatures spark children’s imagination and curiosity, and provide endless learning opportunities. When children follow their interests, they are more likely to stay engaged and ask questions.”

Belfast Zoo is open daily from 10am to 6pm, with last admission at 4.30pm. Admission can be booked online at www.belfastzoo.co.uk

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