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Ice Age Giants
August 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 30, 2022
Date: April 1, 2022 Through October 30, 2022
During the last major ice age, which peaked about 20,000 years ago, our human ancestors were living alongside enormous animals that had made Earth their home for millions of years. They died off in a mass extinction about 10,000 years ago.
This summer, Brookfield Zoo and Dino Don Inc. are unleashing more than 20 life-sized, animatronic re-creations of giants that had roamed North America and Eurasia during the Ice Age. They’ll include the following giants:
-Mastodon (18 feet long)
-Woolly mammoth (15 feet tall)
-Giant ground sloths (20 feet long)
-Giant rodent (10 feet long)
-Short-faced bear (11 feet long)
-Giant ape (10 feet tall)
-Saber-toothed cat (5 feet long)
-Giant bird (12 feet tall)
Adding to the life-like effect, parts of the animals – including the head, eyes, mouth, and tail – move as they did in real life. The display’s creator, Don Lessem, CEO of Dino Don, Inc., has been digging, reconstructing, writing about, and roboticizing dinosaurs and other creatures from the past for 30 years.
Keep your eyes peeled because these Ice Age Giants will be arriving soon – and it’s all free with general admission!