Dinosaurs coming to Birmingham Zoo

You may have thought they went extinct, but dinosaurs are making a special appearance in Birmingham.{} That's right, dinosaurs are at the Birmingham Zoo in preparation for the Zoo's newest exhibit, Dino Discovery. The exhibit is located in Alabama Wilds, which is a three acre area which showcases animals native to Alabama.{} The exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to hear dinosaurs roar, see them move, and take in a pre-historic experience. Expect to see 15 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs at heights of almost 20 feet and weighing nearly 7,000 pounds.{} Dino Discovery will take guests on an expedition down a trail filled with magnificent creatures that once roamed the earth over 160 million years ago. Visitors can search for fossils in the Dino Dig, explore the exhibit with a dino expert and even get their picture with a giant T-Rex. A cabin with educational offerings will afford guest the chance to learn more about this extinct species and how it relates to the zoo's conservation efforts. {}Dino Discovery will be open to the public, starting March 16th.{} The exhibit will open that day at noon.{} It will remain at the zoo until July 21st.