SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Dinosaurs are the newest animal species at the Sacramento Zoo and they’re alive, at least through animatronics.
The Dinosaur Safari exhibit officially opens Thursday and runs through April 17, 2022. In it, guests can view life-sized dinosaurs in the same spaces they see the animals. The exhibit is meant to be immersive, according to Zoo Director Jason Jacobs.READ MORE: California International Marathon Expected To Bring In $10M To City Of Sacramento
The animals aren’t phased by the new additions to the zoo because zoo staff desensitized them before introducing the animatronics to the park.READ MORE: 'Thousands Of Dollars In Damage;' Sacramento Sideshow Organizer Arrested In North Natomas
“They could care less about the dinosaurs, and that’s a good thing,” said Jacobs.
Dino Don, Inc. designed and created the dinosaurs on display at SacZoo, as part of Dinosaur Safari. The company and Don Lessem, advised Steven Spielberg on the original Jurassic Park film.MORE NEWS: Tracy City Council To Consider Appointing New City Manager At Upcoming Council Meeting
Admission for Dinosaur Safari is included with the price of zoo admission and is free for SacZoo members.