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Jurassic Park in India; MP to get country's second dinosaur fossil park soon

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 November 2015, 19:28 IST

The Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh is all set to get a dinosaur fossil national park soon. This will be the country's second such park after the Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park in Ahmedabad.

The plan to establish a theme-based national park was adopted by the state. Construction work for the same is currently underway.

The park will be built at the Alirajpur road - in the Baag and Kukshi area. Visitors to the park will be able to see life-like presentation of the dinosaurs in the park.

Dinosaur eggs and fossils, dating back 6,00,00,000-years were discovered near the site. Fossils of a shark dating back 7,00,00,000-years were also found at near Dhaar.

The proposed park


  • The government has allotted 89-hectares of land for the project, project officials confirmed. About Rs 3 crore has been invested into the project.


  • It is expected that the park might be used for research purposes in the future as more fossils may be discovered near the site.
Dinosaur fossil/live/Patrika

Photo: Patrika


Fossils on display

Here are some of the displays that the park will feature:


  • About 125 dinosaur eggs, which were found near Dhaar, Kukshi, Mandav, Baag, Manavar, among other areas.


  • A display of fossils of plants, large trees, shark and lava rocks, dating back 7,00,00,000 years.


  • Gigantic trees and leaves of the Manavar area, that date back to the same period.


  • The teeth of meat-eating dinosaurs found inside rocks at Manavar.

First published: 20 November 2015, 19:28 IST
 
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