Tasmania Zoo has unveiled its new friend, a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The zoo adopted the Cretaceous period dinosaur last year in November, but plans to put it on display were affected by COVID-19 and delayed because it required an undercover home, due to its electronics.
It was instead unveiled as the zoo opened for the school holidays on Wednesday.
The 700 kilogram beast required a new home because it was deemed too big to take overseas, after an exhibition departed the Queen Victoria Museum for New Zealand.
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Tasmania Zoo owner Rochelle Penney said it added to the zoo's existing dinosaur exhibits and visitors were enjoying the new addition.
She said it had been a big project to get the T-Rex on display.
"We've had to get the guys to come in and build up build a home for him and we've done a fair bit, we've done some more interpretation stuff down in that area as well," she said.
"The kids love it. Because he kind of moves and he's got the sound effects and stuff that go with it."
The zoo will be open for the school holidays and afterwards will reassess its opening days. Visit www.tasmaniazoo.com.au to stay updated with open times.
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