The movie franchise Jurassic Park is a cult classic that entices our imagination, making us wonder what the world would be like if we really did succeed in bringing dinosaurs back into existence.
Few aspects of keeping a dinosaur
There are a few aspects of keeping a dinosaur park that would definitely differ from the Jurassic Park movies, mainly where safety is involved.
For example, better back up power systems would be in place so a Tyrannosaurus Rex wouldn’t crash through fencing and eat a man hiding in a toilet. That would result in a rather unique and complicated lawsuit.
There would also be far more regulation around how the park would be run, most likely with strong involvement from government bodies.
This is if a present-day Jurassic Park would even be allowed to open to the public.
Due to the immense safety risk, a real Jurassic Park would potentially have to only open to researchers and scientists.
However, it is unlikely that captive dinosaurs would act as they do in the Jurassic Park movies. To start with, it is very rare that any animal would hunt without needing food.
If the animals were well looked after and fed, there probably wouldn’t be dinosaurs breaking cars in order to try and reach you. The dinosaurs would also likely display behaviors similar to those observed by animals in our everyday zoo – a lot of sleeping.
The appearance of the dinosaurs
Another strong difference would be the appearance of the dinosaurs.
Since the release of Jurassic Park in 1993, there have been various discoveries concerning our original assumptions on how dinosaurs looked.
To start with, there would be a lot more color. It has been determined that dinosaurs were likely very brightly colored instead of the grey and green colors used in the movies.
There would also be more feathers, In the famous ‘velociraptors in the kitchen’ scene, we see menacing, scaled dinosaurs hunting down the children.
More recently, the general consensus among scientists is that the velociraptor species is likely covered in feathers. They are also smaller than they are shown to be in the movies. So Jurassic Park would contain very different animals to the ones we would expect based on the movie franchise alone.
It is safe to say that a real-world Jurassic Park would eclipse any and all other theme parks. Try comparing Disney World to a safari park with resurrected dinosaur species, there would be no comparison.
The amount of profit from this new Jurassic Park would have the possibility to fund incredibly in-depth research on the biology and lifestyle of these prehistoric monsters, potentially revolutionizing our present understanding of the period.
Real-world Jurassic Park
Although the idea of a real-world Jurassic Park feels like a stretch of the imagination, if the resources were available, it would not be surprising if scientists decided to resurrect different dinosaur species for the purpose of research.
Due to the fact that the money generated from a dinosaur park would be so high, it would be likely that if dinosaurs were resurrected for research, they would also become a major tourist attraction. Let’s hope that the electric fences don’t break…