Field Station: Dinosaurs debuts new attraction

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Field Station: Dinosaurs in Overpeck Park in Leonia has reopened for the season with the debut of a new attraction.

The new spinosaurus dinosaur replaces one of the other dinosaurs that caught fire in 2016. Park officials say that the spinosaurus is more than 50 feet long and more than 20 feet high. It is the largest dinosaur exhibit at the park.

Children voted to have the spinosaurus replace the argentinosaurus that caught fire. Officials say that the spinosaurus has been popular after it was featured in one of the “Jurassic Park” movies.

"He was one of the biggest carnivores to ever live.  Some estimates put him around the size of T-Rex,” says lead puppeteer Chris Palmieri. “Others put him at least 20 feet bigger than the T-Rex, so he was definitely a formidable apex predator of his time and place."

Field Station: Dinosaurs officially opens for the season this weekend.

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