Dinosaurs Alive

Scene 2 - Flash Flood


Death by Drowning


At the bottom of the hill, guests cross the creek on a small foot bridge. As they come around the corner, they see a group of Pachyrhinosaurus attempt to cross a river. The dinosaurs are swept up by a flash flood and perish. The second segment of the scene shows the perished dinosaurs and the third segment show the skull and bones. The scene is based on a fossil bed in Alberta and shows the timeline of life, death & fossilization.

Ouranosaurus
Ouranosaurus

As an early specialized off-shoot of the duck-billed dinosaur group, the most visually distinguishing feature of the Ouranosaurus was the large hump on its back, much like that of a camel or bison.

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Olorotitan
Olorotitan

Hadrosaurs were very successful dinosaurs during the closing stages of the late Cretaceous. Divided into two principal sub-families, hadrosaurines and lambeosaurines, it is the latter that are the most spectacular due to the radical modification of the nasal cavity and the elaborate hollow crests rising from the skull.

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Hypacrosaurus
Hypacrosaurus

Easily distinguished from other lambeosaurines, or duck-billed dinosaurs, by the tall neural spines which projected a tall back in profile, Hypacrosaurus also had a head crest that was distinct from other hadrosaurs.

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Parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus

Danger! Run! The calls emitted from the crests of Parasaurolophus warned the others in the herd of the approach of predators. Running was the only natural defence for a Parasaurolophus.

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Albertosaurus
Albertosaurus

In the deltas and floodplains of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of the Western Interior Seaway, Albertosaurus was the apex predator of its time.

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Pachyrhinosaurus
Pachyrhinosaurus

Perhaps the most unusual of the ceratopsians, or horned-faced dinosaurs, Pachyrhinosaurus did not have a nasal horn but instead had a thick, bony facial pad.

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