Minnesota Zoo to feature lifelike dinosaurs

Fifteen larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs including the popular Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus and Brachiosaurus will take up temporary residence on the Minnesota Zoo’s Northern Trail from May 26 to Sept. 3.
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Fifteen larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs including the popular Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus and Brachiosaurus will take up temporary residence on the Minnesota Zoo’s Northern Trail from May 26 to Sept. 3. Read more on the zoo's website.

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