Tasmania Zoo has always been known as a home for creatures big or small.
This was certainly the case on Monday when the zoo took on the challenge of adopting a Tyrannosaurus Rex of the Cretaceous period.
The beast found itself in need of a new home now that the Dinosaur Revolution exhibition is departing the Queen Victoria Museum for New Zealand.
Due to the T-Rex's size, however, it is too big to take overseas leaving it stranded in Tasmania.
The exhibition is owned by Gondwana Studios, who reached out to Tasmania Zoo manager Rochelle Penney.
Ms Penney said at first she thought the offer to take in the dinosaur was a joke.
"I just thought it was someone trying to scam money out of me," she said.
"They [Gondwana Studios] basically said that because he doesn't come apart that he has to travel in one piece ... so they asked if I'd like to buy a dinosaur."
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After giving it a moments thought, Ms Penney jumped at the chance to take in the 700kg T-Rex.
"I saw him and went 'yeah, I've gotta have him' ... It's hard to say no to any animal," she said.
The T-Rex will remain contained for the moment, with Ms Penney yet to decide where it'll go in the zoo.
"He'll stay on the far side of the zoo until we can work out what to do with him ... he needs to be indoors or undercover because of the fur and electronics," she said.
The Examiner understands that no zookeepers were gobbled up in the transportation of the T-Rex.
The zoo also welcomed a new baby capybara to their family.
The one-week-old pup was born to Lulu the capybara and has yet to be sexed. It will take about two years to be fully grown.