Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:00

The Eden Project brought uproar to the Royal Cornwall Show today (Thursday) as it unleashed a giant dinosaur to rampage around the showground.

The Australovenator scared and delighted people in equal measure and caused mayhem on the surrounding stands, knocking off a police officer’s hat and getting its arm bandaged by a passing paramedic.
This ferocious beast – hailing from late Cretaceous-age Australia and similar to a T. Rex – is the star of the Eden show at Royal Cornwall. It will be making regular appearances on the Eden stand (number 75) for the next two days (Friday and Saturday).
Chris Pritchard, Eden’s production manager, said: “The debut of our ferocious Australovenator has gone brilliantly today and we are confident that it is the scariest beast at Royal Cornwall. People screamed, dogs barked and everyone wanted to take a selfie with it!

“Show-goers won’t want to miss the madness, mayhem and happy chaos that only a giant, sharp-clawed 67-million-year-old dinosaur can bring.”
Chris added: “Last year we unleashed dinosaurs at the Eden Project and it was a roaring success. This year they’re taking over. Everything about Dinosaurs Uproar will bigger and better. We’ll have five times more dinosaurs running amok around Eden and fascinating activities and exhibits for budding palaeontologists.”
Dinosaur Uproar starts at Eden on July 24 and runs until September 2 and all activities are included in the standard Eden admission price.