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In Pictures: Giant animatronic predators arrive at UK zoo

The huge models were created in the US.

A Dilophosaurus animatronic model is wheeled through Chester Zoo after arriving from the US (Peter Byrne/PA)
A Dilophosaurus animatronic model is wheeled through Chester Zoo after arriving from the US (Peter Byrne/PA)

Thirteen enormous animatronic predators created in the US have arrived at Chester Zoo.

The models were made in Texas and will be part of a world-first exhibition into 200 million years of lost species.

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A Tyrannosaurus animatronic was among the models being wheeled through Chester Zoo (Peter Byrne/PA)
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It was joined by a Megalania model (Peter Byrne/PA)
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A Terror Bird is also part of the exhibition (Peter Byrne/PA)
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It took plenty of manpower to transport the figures (Peter Byrne/PA)
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They included a Sarcosuchus (Peter Byrne/PA)
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The Tyrannosaurus was one of the biggest models (Peter Byrne/PA)
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But despite the lifelike appearance, staff were not afraid of handling the giant predators (Peter Byrne/PA)
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T.Rex was joined by an Allosaurus (Peter Byrne/PA)
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The Quetzalcoatlus animatronic took plenty of moving (Peter Byrne/PA)
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And this snake made for a striking sight (Peter Byrne/PA)

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