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Jessie Becton (2) from Navan at the launch of the Erth Dinosaur Petting Zoo at Bewley's Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, yesterday
Jessie Becton (2) from Navan at the launch of the Erth Dinosaur Petting Zoo at Bewley's Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin, yesterday

TRAFFIC in Dublin came to a standstill yesterday when a hungry young Tyrannosaur broke free from a new dinosaur attraction.

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From this Friday the nearby RDS will be home to Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo, an extraordinary show where kids and adults go on an interactive, prehistoric journey to meet a cast of life-sized dinosaurs.

The animals are brought back to life using various forms of puppetry.

On hand to keep the giants well behaved will be the Australian 'dinosaur whisperer', Erth artistic director Scott Wright.

"What I try and do is make the link between the kids and the dinosaurs. Everybody can get to feed, learn and understand more about these amazing creatures," Mr Wright said.

With latex exteriors, blinking eye lids and iPods in their heads, visitors will believe they have stepped back into prehistoric times.

The show travels to the INEC in Killarney for July 16 and 17 and the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on July 23 and 24.

Irish Independent

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