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10 May 2012, 12:00
A life size dinosaur has been wandering around the city centre in Norwich at the start of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2012.
The creature is part of the dinosaur petting zoo that is part of the festival and will be see around the county and at some local schools.
Over the next two weeks kids across Norfolk will get the chance to feed, water and pet the huge beasts in this experimental theatre production commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
”The general impression of dinosaurs is static fossils in a museum or untouchable beasts in a film but you can pet, feed and water our dinosaurs,” said Scott Wright, director of Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo, whose mission is both to entertain as well as educate children about these extinct creatures..
“They display territorial behavior and get very hungry so we always have to count the number of children at the end of the show,” he joked.
The Australovenator puppet was created by Erth after the dinosaur’s fossils were uncovered in a farmer’s field in Queensland three years ago.