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Dinosaurs roar at the Indian River Reptile Zoo - June 28 to September 2

Exciting, Educational! They move! They roar! They are coming back!

The Indian River Reptile Zoo is pleased to host its 3rd Annual Dinosaur fundraising event from June 28 to September 2, all summer long, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Thanks to our many business sponsors and an enormously successful visitor turn out in 2013, we are able to present a different life size dinosaur collection this summer,”, said Bry Loyst, Zoo Curator.

This unique dinosaur display is set outdoors, along a nature trail that goes up and over the crest of the famous Norwood Esker, a gravel ridge left by the last retreating glacier from the ice age 12,000 years ago.

In addition to the returning dinosaurs, a new T-Rex skeleton and a paleontologist bone dig exhibit has been added, along with a giant alligator slide for the kids.

The successful dinosaur events are helping save the hundreds of rescued reptiles living at the zoo, including over 400 reptiles, lizards, turtles, snakes and crocodilian.

“Our famous rescued salt-water crocs (crocodylus porusus) are growing. They can exceed 20 feet in length,” says Kyle O’Grady, Assistant Curator.

“We have a new building under construction that will expand our pond space for alligators and crocodiles. Targeted to be completed this summer thanks to our generous sponsors and increasing visitor support.”

It is worth a visit to the Indian River Reptile Zoo this summer to see the many live reptiles and the dynamic Dinosaur summer exhibit. It is a rare experience to see museum quality animatronic dinosaurs and live crocodilian up close and personal in a beautiful natural Kawartha setting.

Indian River Reptile Zoo is a CAZA accredited not for profit zoological institution and a Revenue Canada Registered Charity. The Zoo is gaining international recognition for high standards of safety, animal husbandry and educational focus. Management and staff thank you for your past support and invite you to visit this summer.

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