The Veszprém Zoo’s Dinosaur Park was opened on Wednesday 18 May and awaits visitors with 30 life-sized dinosaur sculptures, travelo.hu writes
László Török, director of the Zoo, told MTI that the Dinosaur Park’s area is 2 ha, and the project cost 170 million HUF. The Park displays dinosaur sculptures from the Mesozoic era, which includes the Triassic-, Jurassic,-and Cretaceous periods.
There are 30 life-sized dinosaurs in the Park which covers carnivorous and herbivorous species from the past 250
million years, such as the 23 metres long Diplodocus, or the 4 metres high Tyrannosaurus Rex. More information can be found about the animals on the display boards next to the sculptures.
The exhibition includes an area where children can have a peek into the daily work of palaeontologists; the plastic sculptures were imported from Germany and are part of the Dinosaur Park (visitors need a valid ticket to the zoo to enter).
Veszprém’s deputy mayor Mária Brányi told, during the opening ceremony, that Dezső Laczkó palaeontologist found the bones of a placodont (“tablet teeth”) near the Dinosaur Park in 1899.
Photos: Boglárka Bodnár/ MTI
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