Downtown Drumheller has lost a number of its iconic dinosaurs over the last few months, but a new one made its first presence on Friday, October 5.
 
The mural depicts the life size shadow of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton along with that of a young boy, who appears to be talking to it.
"It's actually designed by one of our members," explained Courtney Yemen-Bell of the Drumheller DinoArts Association. "Kalon Sykes designed the mural and drew it and did the mock up, and then Image Crafter (Signs) did it for us."

"Lots of the old murals around town are looking a little tired and they've been up for years," she continued. "This one, especially, was getting a little bit dangerous because the material was coming loose from the building, so we just thought this was a great fit: it's low maintenance and it should last for years."

The new mural is made of an aluminium based material. It took between 40-50 hours to print and cut out and another couple of hours to install on the west side of the Napier Theatre.

"We're really happy with the way this one turned out, so it could definitely be something we look at in the future with a different design," stated Yemen-Bell. "Hopefully, we'll have a few more statues to add, hopefully by next summer."

Dino Mural 1

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