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A world of prehistoric power opens at Zoo Knoxville
May 1, 2024; 9:16 p.m.

“Planet Predator” features lifelike
prehistoric predators, including dinosaurs

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Dinosaur adventure at Zoo Knoxville. Courtesy of Zoo Knoxville

KNOXVILLE – Prepare for a prehistoric adventure like no other! Zoo Knoxville has opened its latest and most engaging exhibit yet: Planet Predator presented by Chick-fil-A Knoxville.

Transporting guests back in time to eras long past, Planet Predator features an array of animatronic predators from the ancient world. From the towering Giganotosaurus to the slithering 40 foot long Titanoboa, this exhibit introduces guests to some of the most ferocious creatures to ever roam the Earth.

Step into the realm of the Ice Age as you come face to face with the mighty sabertooth tiger and the formidable dire wolf, or venture into the depths of ancient seas to encounter the monstrous sea scorpion. But the excitement doesn't stop there – "Planet Predator" showcases a diverse lineup of predators, each meticulously recreated to capture the essence of its prehistoric counterpart.

Planet Predator features 16 different species of birds, mammals, and dinosaurs. This immersive experience will give guests a glimpse of how these animals survived and hunted their prey. "Planet Predator" is not only a thrilling adventure for guests of all ages but also a unique educational opportunity. As visitors marvel at the lifelike animatronics and learn about the fascinating behaviors and habitats of these ancient predators, they will gain a deeper appreciation on how we can preserve our natural world today.

The exhibit opens on May 1st, 2024, and will run through October 31st, 2024. Planet Predator is included with general admission ticket and free for Zoo Knoxville members. For more information, please visit and follow @zooknoxville on Facebook, Instagram, X and TikTok.

Planet Predator is produced by Billings Productions, Inc., a world leader in animatronic exhibits for zoos, museums, botanic gardens, and theme parks.

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