World's first dinosaur zoo set for West Midlands
Plans are afoot to open the world's first multi-million pound real life 'Jurassic Park' at Tipton, in the West Midlands.
developer and former Councillor John Cobblers unveiled his plans
yesterday at a special press conference. And if his ambitious scheme
gets the go ahead, dinosaurs could be returning to Tipton after a
million year absence.
Cobblers admits that the idea came to him after seeing the blockbuster
film 'Jurassic Park' on DVD recently. "Mrs Cobblers and I were most
impressed, but we believe Tipton can go one better than Hollywood and
create the real thing, here in the West Midlands."
to recreate giant dinosaurs, extinct for millions of years, are already
well advanced. "We hope that by crossing various existing animals with
each other we can bypass the need for revolutionary advances in genetic
science. For example, my wife has suggested that by crossing an ostrich
with a tortoise and perhaps a frog we could achieve something not unakin
to a dinosaur."
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If all goes
according to plan Tipton Jurassic Park will open its doors to the public
this August. "I have already written to Sir David Attenborough who
stars in the film, asking him to perform the opening ceremony", Mr
Cobblers announced. A site has been chosen on derelict land adjacent to a
garden centre belonging to Mr Cobbler's brother-in-law and the first
dinosaurs could be released there as soon as the area has been fenced.
Cobbler's application for a real life dinosaur zoo goes before the
town's planning committee next Thursday, and they are bound to weigh up
the possible dangers associated with real life dinosaurs against the
undoubtable benefits to the tourism that such a scheme would offer.
Residents in nearby Walsall have already expressed fears that escaped
dinosaurs could pose an additional safety threat to children, on top of
the seemingly unstoppable terror caused by local joy riders.
night Mr Cobblers was able to confirm rumours circulating among
neighbours that one dinosaur has already been successfully created in
make-shift garage-laboratory adjoining his home in Cedar Gardens. "I am
pleased to say that Mrs Cobblers and I have succeeded in crossing an
armadillo and chinchilla with the extracts of a pine cone to get a small
stegosaurus. A few problems have arose but we hope to unveil it in the
Hall of Fame