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Awe-inspiring predators invade Longleat

Longleat in Wiltshire will be home to some of the planet’s most remarkable predators from this weekend,  Saturday 24th March.

Visitors to the safari park will be able to watch in awe as a dozen highly-realistic animatronic creatures come to life as part of the thrilling new Predators attraction.

Let your imagination run wild as you come face to face with some astonishing animals and enjoy extremely close encounters as state-of-the-art technology brings these awesome predators to life.

A collection of moving models have been created in 14 dynamic scenes, including a deep sea anglerfish, a dive-bombing harpy eagle with a seven-metre wingspan, a polar bear, a giant 12-metre-long saltwater crocodile, a Komodo dragon and a three-metre-tall spitting cobra – which actually spits.

Alongside modern day carnivores the new attraction also features prehistoric predators with a magnificent sabre tooth cat and a 10-metre-long Baryonyx dinosaur brought thrillingly back to life.

There’s even a giant Venus flytrap plant which visitors can trigger into action by throwing over-sized flies into its snapping traps.

“The aim of the new feature is to make each of the predators as authentic and interactive as possible,” said Longleat’s Steve Mytton.

“Our team of designers and model makers have paid particular attention to the animals’ eyes, skin, fur, feathers and scales.

“Although some of the models are significantly larger than life we still wanted them to look as realistic as possible and the sheer scale of the designs reveals their true predator power,” he added.

Predators at Longleat runs until 3rd September 2018. For more information on opening times and to buy tickets go to www.longleat.co.uk.

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