Giant T-Rex model burns after electrical fire at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

Posted at 3:13 PM, Mar 22, 2018

DENVER – We’re still not sure what caused the dinosaurs to go extinct, but an electrical fire caused the demise of one at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience Thursday.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex model outside of the Experience burned down Thursday morning, creating striking images of fire engulfing the model T-Rex.

“We always knew T-Rex had a temper but, today he blew his top. There was an unfortunate (and rare) electrical issue with our mighty T-Rex and he is no longer. You might even say…extinct,” the Experience said in a Facebook post.

Some of the museum and ropes courses are closed in the meantime, but the Experience says all of the guests and staff are safe.

Watch a video of the T-Rex burning here or in the post embedded below.