DINOSAUR PARK – “HUGE FOSSIL TREASURE” IN CANADA

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Dinosaur Park is located in the valley of the Red Deer River – a place famous for its barren, dry and hot terrain commonly found in North America. Established on June 27, 1955 as part of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the province of Alberta with the purpose of protecting paleontological fossils and the landscape here. The first manager of this park was Roy Fowler (1902-1975), a farmer and amateur fossil prospector. The park is recognized as a World Heritage Site, including coastal and riverine badlands along with the global importance of fossils found here.

The 81 square kilometer park is not just a tourist attraction, but a hotspot for scientific research: paleontologists have discovered countless skeletons here, which are now are among many of the best museums across the globe. There are about 45 species of dinosaurs discovered with thousands of fossil specimens found. Of these, more than 500 specimens are currently on display in dinosaur museums around the world. The most valuable are the 150 fully assembled skeletons from fossils found in the park. Currently, those 150 skeletons are displayed in 30 museums around the world.

Dinosaur Park also boasts an incredibly complex ecosystem that includes: natural grasslands surrounding clay-rich terrain with spectacular bright red colors and riverside black poplars.

According to researchers, this park is a large coastal plain that was formed 75 million years ago. The entire area is natural grasslands, spread over a clay-rich terrain. The clay here has a very special bright red color and is a source of nutrients for the growth of black ferns.

This special layer of soil was formed over tens of millions of years by large creatures from amphibians to dinosaurs. When they die, their bones are buried under dirt and mud. Over thousands of years, these skeletons became sandstone, soft rock… Compounds transformed from the bodies of these large animals create nutrients that transform the soil here into a layer of soil. lightning like today. Wandering in the park, visitors have the opportunity to see broken bones of dinosaurs, scattered in a large area, and admire the scenery where the king of all species once lived. 

To this day, Dinosaur Park is still a living area for many animals and a famous tourist destination in Canada. Zoologists and botanists say there are more than 150 species of birds, including species at risk of extinction, currently growing in this dinosaur fossil park, such as: Golden Eagles, Kites rusty hawks, grasshopper sparrows,… In addition, the park also has a flora classified as semi-arid that is also threatened by extreme changes in climate and weather.

There are five hiking trails to choose from and a driving loop that runs through part of the park, giving visitors the chance to see some dinosaur skeletons and the writings of their deaths. To preserve fossils, access to 70% of the park is restricted and can only be seen on guided walking or bus tours, operating from late May to October. Visitors can also You can visit the museums near the park, which house dinosaur skeletons excavated from Dinosaur Park, most of which have kept their original shape.

Above is information about the very famous Dinosaur Park of the “land of maple leaves” that we would like to introduce to tourists. In addition, there are many beautiful parks and landscapes waiting for tourists to explore during their trip to Canada.

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