Plantasia - Parc Tawe Centre, Swansea
Futuristic indoor garden of Eden, a glass pyramid with climatically controlled regions including rainforest, desert and arid environments. Plantasia contains 5000 tropical and exotic plant species, some of which are extinct in the wild. Attractions include an indoor waterfall, butterfly house, aviary, cotton top Tamarin Monkeys, fish and reptile...
The total area of the zoo is 165 hectares, with 90 hectares open to the public. There are six main buildings (Education Center, Nocturnal Animal House, Penguin House, Koala House, Amphibian and Reptile House, Insectarium), eight exhibition areas (Formosan Animal Area, Childrenís Zoo, Asian Tropical Rainforests Animal Area, Desert Animal Area, Australian Animal Area, African Animal Area, Bird Wo...
A new species of mini-dinosaur has been unearthed at this quarry at Oker, Germany.
The creature was of the sauropod type - that group of long-necked, four-footed herbivores that were the largest of all the dinosaurs.
But at just 1.7 to 6.2metres in length, this animal was considerably smaller than its huge cousins.
It is thought that the Jurassic species evolved its small f...
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