A display of animatronic dinosaur babies has been hatched by the Los Angeles Zoo.
The babies debuted on Friday as part of the "Unextinct at the LA Zoo" exhibit, a set of 17 life-size dinosaur animatrons. As children watched from behind a rope, the green hatchlings -- roughly the size of cats --- stood moving their tails from side to side beside the shadow of a hovering T-Rex.
There are seven babies, of the species Diabloceratops, a name meaning "devil-horned face." By bringing to life the extinct animals, zoo officials say they hope to warn about "the very real threat of extinction" faced by many present-day animals.
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The dinosaurs came to the zoo in April, and will be on show until the end of October. The represented species also include the Brachiosaurus, which had an 18-foot-long neck and Citipati, which had feathers it used to protect its eggs, according to a zoo news release. Some of the creatures are as long as 22 feet.
Features of the exhibit include a simulated fossil dig and the chance to control a Stegosaurus robot. Entrance costs $5 on top of the price of zoo admission.