Media Preview/Photo-Op Of New Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Members of the media are invited to tour the new exhibit

Interactive exhibit is “bigger and badder” – featuring more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including nine new species for 2014

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed is powered by Chevrolet

Media Preview:
Saturday, April 12 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Media Arrival: 10 a.m.

Bronx, NY – April 8, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is inviting media to preview this summer’s newest attraction – Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed – on Saturday, April 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The exhibit will officially open to the public on the same day, but there will be two special tours for media with departures at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

The narrated ride, powered by Chevrolet’s all-new and redesigned 2015 Suburban and 2015 Tahoe, will take adventurers through a two-acre area of the zoo past more than 30 fully-animatronic dinosaurs as they move, snarl, and roar.

Nine new dinosaur species have been added this year including the deinonychus, prodohadros, stegosaurus, and edmontonia. Returning for the Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed, the ever-popular 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex will send chills up the spines of Bronx Zoo adventurers.

At the end of the experience, there is a field site that includes a fossil dig for children; a Tyrannosaurus rex photo-op; a paleontologist’s tent that includes a fossil museum; and an interactive robotic dinosaur that illustrates how the animatronics work.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed is limited engagement and will run from Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, November 2. The attraction is included in the Total Experience Ticket.

Other Dinosaur Safari-themed activities and performances will take place throughout the zoo. Visit www.bronxzoo.com/dino for schedules and event details.

Photo and interview opportunities with Bronx Zoo guests will be available.

Who:
Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

What:
Media Preview of Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

Where:
WCS’s Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

When:
Saturday, April 12; 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Media arrival: 10:00 a.m.
Tour departures at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Editor’s note: Members of the media who wish to attend, please RSVP to Max Pulsinelli at mpulsinelli@wcs.org or 718-220-5182. Media should arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. at the Fordham Road entrance.

Chevrolet’s all-new, redesigned 2015 Suburban and 2015 Tahoe are the Official Vehicles of Dinosaur Safari at WCS’s Bronx Zoo.

CONTACT:
Max Pulsinelli - 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult admission is $16.95, children (3-12 years old) $11.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14.95. Parking is $14 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
MISSION:
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; facebook.com/TheWCS; youtube.com/user/WCSMedia; follow: @theWCS.

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