|New Orleans Audubon Zoo Exhibit|
This past weekend, the New Orleans Audubon Zoo
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will open a similar exhibit in May featuring many of the same animatronic dinosaurs. (The dinosaurs for both zoos are being supplied by Billings Productions.) I think the Metroparks Zoo press office might have overhyped one of their dino stars a little bit, though. One section of the press release for the exhibit reads;
Along the beautiful shores of Waterfowl Lake, DINOSAURS! 2009 features species of beasts never before displayed at the Zoo—including the Edmontosaurus, with its thousands of razor-sharp teeth...Edmontosaurus did have a mouth packed with sharp little teeth, but they were used for eating plants. Indeed, this dinosaur was a hadrosaur. Given that I have only ever heard the phrase "razor sharp" in referring to the teeth of carnivores, though, I got the distinct mental image of a bloodthirsty Edmontosaurus chasing after smaller dinosaurs in the attempt to get a snack.