Dinosaurs spring to life with new season

With the coming of spring, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its offspring are once again on display in Fukui Prefecture. (NBC/EBU)
With the coming of spring, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its offspring are once again on display in Fukui Prefecture. (NBC/EBU)

FUKUI PREFECTURE, Japan (NBC/EBU) — Life-size, mechanical models are bringing dinosaurs to life at a roadside station in Central Japan.

With the coming of spring, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its offspring are once again on display in Fukui Prefecture.

The 40-foot-long and 15-foot-long models are moved to a nearby warehouse every fall to avoid damage caused by snow.

Local officials put them back on display Thursday. Children from a local nursery welcomed them back.

Japanese broadcaster NHK said a fossilized tooth of a carnivorous dinosaur was discovered near where the dinosaurs were on display.

They’ll greet tourists at the station until November.

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