Of all the special guests West Edmonton Mall has welcomed over the years, the latest will undoubtedly be the largest and probably attract the most attention. More than five metres long and two metres tall and weighing more than 149 kilograms, the juvenile Yangchuanosaurus is certain to leave an impression.
The dinosaur – a fierce carnivore that lived in China about160 million years ago – is on display on Level One, in Phase II, across from the mall’s main Guest Services Centre and by Galaxyland’s main gates. The scale model Yangchuanosaurus comes to West Edmonton Mall from the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE), host of Dinosaurs Unearthed, an exhibition that explores the discovery of feathered dinosaurs and their connection to modern day birds. Dinosaurs Unearthed opens today (May 15) at TWOSE.
“We’re pleased to partner with TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, another great family destination, to help them promote their exciting, new exhibit,” says Anna Alfonso, vice-president of marketing for West Edmonton Mall. “Having Yangchuanosaurus here offers our guests another experience, providing them with a topic of conversation and both an educational and photo opportunity. We’re excited to have this added attraction in the mall.”
The juvenile Yangchuanosaurus is an animatronic model with lifelike movement and sound. It will be on display for a limited time during the run of Dinosaurs Unearthed at TWOSE.