Prenota Scuola 2017
Green Energy Park
For the first time in Sardinia there is an amazing Dinosaurs Park that sophisticated animatronic techniques allow them to move, breath, watch and roar, in one word they are alive!
It is an occasion to go back to 250 million years ago when the earth was dominated to this prehistoric giants, the most famous and fascinating animals ever. Dinosaurs are represented in real dimensions with scientific details, thanks to help and support of famous paleontologists. During our stroll, we can admire and touch an Apatosaurus of 18 meters moving its tail and neck and at the end of our tour a T-Rex of 14 meters, bigger than a coach, with its 7 tons of weight is surely the most famous hunter of the cretaceous period. Obviously there is much more, in fact, all our species are animatronic.
The journey starts in a fossils room, where you start the tour with our guides. You will go through the history of the world starting from the permian-triassic mass extinction, to the cretaceous-tertiary mass extinction, 65 million years ago, well-know because is the reason why all the dinosaurs extinguished.
In the fossils room you can observe some fossils of 500 million years ago, and a reconstruction of a complete skeleton of Dilophosaurus of about 4 meters, famous for two bone crests on his head that it could use as display. You can also admire the skull of the famous T-Rex and a skull of a Smilodon.
The real exhibition is outdoors, starting with the Dimetrodon, a synapsid reptile lived in the permian period, continuing with the Coelophysis, one of the first dinosaurs and if we turn back we will be able to admire the Dilophosaurus that capture our interest with its roaring. Than the giants: Shuosaurus (10 meters) and Apatosaurus quite big and heavy, it could reach 24 meters and 30 tons of weight, they were probably very slow animals but fortunately they lived in packs and this make them stronger. The path continues with the Spinosaurus, the biggest bipedal carnivorous who ever lived, the Kentrosaurus and the Stegosaurus, well known dinosaurs because their bodies were fully covered with bony plates and so were their tails. On the other side the giant Quetzalcoatlus, with its 13 meters of wingspan was the biggest pterosaurus ever.
The life and death struggle continues near the Ginko Biloba, a famous tree that was thought to be extinct and still considered a living-fossil: three Deinonychus are attaching and hunting an Iguanodon, but unfortunately it can do nothing to defend. If we look carefully we can also see an Oviraptor, considered for a long time an egg taker, who is looking for its eggs and babies.
The park ends with an Adrosaurus and a Parasaurolophus, the duck-billed dinosaurs, who are feeding in illusory peace. Nearby them an Ankilosaurus, covered with its bony armor and provided with its club-like tail was one of the strongest herbivorous of the entire cretaceous period, it could give hard time also to T-Rex. Obviously the T-Rex and the Triceratops are the last two dinosaurs of the park, fighting against each other. Here they fight on equal terms: Triceratops was able to strike back thanks to his horns and bony frills. They could beat the famous T-Rex. The most famous carnivorous dinosaur ever, at the top of the food chain. Our T-Rex reach 14 meters, that is in real size.
Obviously we all know that dinosaurs all died at the end of the Mesozoic Era. The only one who survived were birds and mammals, that were able to adapt to the climate changes and survive the natural disasters as Vulcan eruptions and the meteorite fall. Mammals, who lived in the night during the Mesozoic, survived and in the next era they became bigger and bigger, the dominant animals on the earth.
Next year, also all the characters of the Ice Age are going to be represented. Mammoths, Smilodons and much more, always animatronic, as our dinosaurs.