Zoorassic World - Dublin Zoo is Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and welcomed almost one million visitors last year.

Zoorassic World

Zoorassic World, the Zoo’s brand-new home for reptiles of the past and present, is now open! 

The centre-piece is Stan, a life-size replica fossil skeleton of a male adult Tyrannosaurus rex that lived 65 million years ago. Stan is 3.7 metres high, 12.2 metres in length and weighs between 8 and 9 tonnes! Other replica dinosaur skeletons which can be found at Zoorassic World include a Velociraptor, Oviraptor, Anhanguera, an Archaeopteryx plus life-sized replicas of a Galapagos tortoise and a Komodo dragon.

Zoorassic World is also now home to Dublin Zoo’s living reptiles which comprises of 12 species including: West African crocodiles, a king rat snake, a forest dragon, a green tree python, a turquoise dwarf gecko and more! Many of the living reptiles found here are part of international breeding programmes for endangered species.

Zoorassic World is located in an old Victorian building which originally opened in 1902 and has since been restored to its breathtakingly beautiful, former glory.

A keeper talk will take place in Zoorassic World on Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm.





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