THE DINOZOO EXPERIENCE in exhances reality

The exhibit will present for a second year, 21 species that evolved between the Early Jurassic years (from 201 to 145 million years ago) and the Upper Cretaceous period (145 to 65 million years ago). If you missed them last year, no worries, they’re back again! For this second season, Zoo de Granby is offering 3 new virtual and challenging experiences. Keep an eye out as we unveil these great new activities very soon.
 
During your upcoming visit, you will admire the following specimens:

 The VELOCIRAPTOR

Its name means rapid thief. Pictured as a sly and cunning dinosaur of average size in the film series “Jurassic Park,” the velociraptor didn’t weigh more than 20 kg. and measured no more than a meter in height! A recent study estimated its fastest speed at almost 60 km/h, which made it one of the fastest dinosaurs.

 TYRANNOSAURUS REX

Its name means king of tyrant lizards. This carnivorous biped had a massive skull balanced by a long and powerful tail. The biggest complete specimen discovered to date is 12.8 metres long and is 4 metres tall. This great dinosaur might not have been a good runner over long distances, but some researchers think it could reach speeds of about 40 km/h!

 TRICERATOPS
The word triceratops means (three-horned face). We can distinguish this dinosaur from other species because of its large bony frill and armoured rhino-like appearance! For the longest time considered as a defensive weapon, the frill is now rather seen as a way for them to recognize each other (a kind of ID card!) and also, as a way to seduce others during the mating season.

 A BIT OF HISTORY…

 The term dinosaur comes from the ancient Greek words “deinόs” (which means “terrible”) and saûros (which means “Lizard”). They appeared towards the end of the Carnian period (about 230 million years ago) and became almost completely extinct by the end of the Cretaceous period (66 million years ago). Dinosaurs are among the most famous animals of the world … and yet, the least well-known! What we know comes from studying fossils, the hard part of their bodies, buried and kept locked inside rock formations for millions of years. Sadly, these fossils don’t give us any clues concerning their skin colour or scales; the colour patterns presented only make us hypothesize what they might have looked like. However, still today, fossil studies offer their load of surprises: Did you know that almost 20 different species, among them the renowned velociraptor, were covered with primitive feathers?

Why dinosaurs became extinct has been debated between paleontologists over the years, but it is generally agreed that their disappearance was caused by a giant meteor or several meteors crashes and/or intense volcanic eruptions which had a profound impact on the earth’s climate and living conditions. After these events, other species, better adapted to such new conditions, for example groups of mammals and birds, rapidly multiplied. To this day, it is estimated that a less than 700 species have been counted, but we also believe that 70% of dinosaur species have yet to be discovered!

To know more about these specimens and all the others presented this summer at Zoo de Granby, don’t miss the DINOZOO exhibit, starting next May 19!

Testimonials

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel