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In Pictures: Giant animatronic predators arrive at Chester Zoo

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The huge models were created in the US.

A Dilophosaurus animatronic model is wheeled through Chester Zoo after arriving from America

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.

Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
A Tyrannosaurus animatronic was among the models being wheeled through Chester Zoo (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
It was joined by a Megalania model (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
A Terror Bird is also part of the exhibition (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
It took plenty of manpower to transport the figures (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
They included a Sarcosuchus (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
The Tyrannosaurus was one of the biggest models (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
But despite the lifelike appearance, staff were not afraid of handling the giant predators (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
T.Rex was joined by an Allosaurus (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
The Quetzalcoatlus animatronic took plenty of moving (Peter Byrne/PA)
Chester Zoo animatronic predators exhibition
And this snake made for a striking sight (Peter Byrne/PA)

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