A Queensland resort is one step closer to becoming Clive
Palmer's own Jurassic Park after the eccentric billionaire
put in an order for more than 100 mechanical dinosaurs.
The mining magnate, who is also building a replica Titanic,
already has a tyrannosaurus rex called Jeff and an omeisaurus
named Bones in his Palmer Coolum Resort on the Sunshine
Coast, north of Brisbane.
Mr Palmer says he ordered another 117 animatronic dinosaurs
from central China on Friday.
"If you've seen Jeff and Bones, well you haven't seen
anything yet," Mr Palmer said in a statement.
He said the new arrivals would include a 1200kg brachiosaurus
and a 7m tall mamenchisaurus - both tall plant-eating
The animals, which will be displayed in the woodlands around
the resort, will sway their tails, heave their chests and
blink, Mr Palmer said.
The exhibit is expected to be on display within months.
Jeff the T-rex's arrival caused a stir late last year, with
one Sunshine Coast councillor complaining the ambitious
dinosaur park plan would cheapen the resort.
Mr Palmer also hinted Jeff was named after deputy premier
Jeff Seeney, with whom he's had several political stoushes.