Life size dinosaurs have been appearing in Sáchica, Boyacá, where the
locals, helped with investments from Spain and the United States, hope
to attract vast numbers of tourists with their own Jurassic Park.
The construction of the dozens of life size dinosaurs is the most ambitious touristic project ever in the history of the department.
‘The Great Valley’ as the theme park will be called will be home to dozens of dinosaurs like the carnotauros, ictiosaurios, velocirraptors and the brontosaurus.
Boyacá isn’t unfamiliar with dinosaurs. Geologists and archeologists frequently find fossiles of the prehistoric creatures, even though they’re never the size ofthe infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex. The department’s paleontological museum is the home of the best reserved kronosaurus, the first real crocodile and in its heydays the terror of the seas, in the world.
The theme park will open its doors in July 2010 to show the first 50 dinos. By 2011 the park hopes to be the home of 150 prehistoric animals, some of them will even be able to move.