Wednesday 29 March 2017

Tyrannosaurus Rex rampages through city streets

Grainne Cunningham

IF you've always wanted to get your hands on a dinosaur, now is the moment.

Christmas shoppers got up close and personal with a gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex, which thundered around St Stephen's Green in Dublin yesterday.

The fearsome prehistoric creature enthralled children and adults alike as he rampaged and roared around the city streets. It even stopped traffic in the city centre, roaring at a Dublin City Council van that was driving by.

T-Rex was in town to let dinosaur fans know that Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo is coming to the RDS this summer and tickets are now on sale. The zoo offers children and dinosaur-loving adults the chance to meet, touch and learn about the teeth-gnashing giants that roamed the earth millions of years ago.

The wary can watch from a safe distance, while those who dare can get right up close to the creatures.

The fun-filled educational show of realistic puppets has been created by Erth Physical and Visual Inc -- an innovative Australian theatre company -- and the event in the RDS is the first stop of a major US and European Tour. Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zookeeper Scott Wright said: "Children, who continue to be fascinated by dinosaurs, can learn all about them, why their teeth are so sharp, why they were so ferocious and much more."

Early-bird tickets and family packages for the show are available from ticketmaster.ie.

Irish Independent

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