The Stuff website reported that two Auckland schools had a very surprising guest.
Kristin School and Birkenhead Primary had a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex roaming around snapping its jaws at the pupils, amid screams of delight and horror.
“I thought it was really scary and realistic,” Kristin School pupil Campbell Reelick said. “I kept moving back from it.
Two of the younger students were able to pat to T-Rex, before it tried to nibble their arms.
While Baby T’s visit to Birkenhead Primary School was much the same, it stirred screams of excitement and prompted the entire student body to chant “Eat Mr Tyler!”of a favoured teacher who entered a stare down with it.
Even the adults in the room looked a little uneasy as the seven foot baby which weighs close to 50 kgs took snaps at anyone in reach.
The Glenfield Westfield mall will have two appearances from him tonight at 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
On Sunday the T-Rex will be at Westfield Albany at 11.00am and 12pm.
The baby T-Rex is from Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, which returns to New Zealand in March.
The international production shows audiences changes to dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research.
Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.
The history of the world is played out from the splitting of the earth’s continents to the impact of the massive comet which struck the earth and forced the extinction of dinosaurs.
It has performed in more than 240 cities world wide and some of the tallest dinosaurs are more than 10 metres tall, so even audience members who are in the higher seats could still be at eye level with some of the dinosaurs.
The baby T-Rex is the smallest dinosaur in the show.