THIRTEEN enormous predators have landed at Chester Zoo ahead of the opening of a world-first exhibition.

The robotic hunters were delivered to the zoo after being shipped from the USA and will go on display for the first time when the zoo's Predators experience makes its premiere on Saturday, May 26.

Among the predators is the infamous dire wolf, a 12ft bear and a sabretooth cat.

The new exhibition will span over 200 million years of history and will contain eight specially created super-hunters alongside five life-sized dinosaurs.

The largest of the life-like robotic models to arrive at the zoo is the megalodon, a giant species of shark, which has been extinct for more than two million years and has a mouth the size of car.

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Dom Strange, director of operations at Chester Zoo, said: “Seeing a 13 metre long snake starring back at you as you open a truck is not something any of our team will ever forget.

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"Co-ordinating delivery of 13 life-sized super beasts was no mean feat for the team here, but now the animals have successfully crossed the Atlantic we can’t wait to unveil them to visitors.”

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Conservationists based at Chester Zoo are hoping that this exhibition will highlight a more serious message that extinction is forever.

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