Hmmm, Dinosaur Soup

Time to leave Drumheller and move to Dinosaur Provincial Park, the place where the majority of Alberta's dinosaurs have been found. "In addition to its particularly beautiful scenery, Dinosaur Provincial Park – located at the heart of the province of Alberta's badlands – contains some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made from the 'Age of Reptiles', in particular about 35 species of dinosaur, dating back some 75 million years." (borrowed from a UNESCO World Heritage website). A section of the park is open to the public for camping and hiking while the remaining portion (most of it) is set aside as a Nature Reserve that is only accessible by permit or if you are on a tour. Paleontologists continue to visit the park each summer looking for more bones and fossils, I was told that there are ten active dig sites this year.

Zaph thought he was going to get to eat Dinosaur Soup NOT be it. (this photo was taken at the campground in Drumheller)

Sunset at Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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