We essentially have the technology to bring dinosaurs back to life already, it’s just not perfect. Some smaller species of ancient bacteria or plants have already been brought back to life with just a bit of their DNA. Now nobody is really pursuing this idea to bring back full-sized dinos because, well, it’s probably not the best idea. But now, billionaire and possible crazy person Clive Palmer is putting a hefty sum of money towards building his own Jurassic Park.
The controversial billionaire is rumoured to be planning to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new Palmer Resort in Coolum.
Mr Palmer has, apparently, been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.
If Mr Palmer can resurrect the Titanic, what is to stop him from trying with another of his other alleged passions – dinosaurs?
This is just one of the rumours circulating about Mr Palmer’s plans for Coolum.
And while the concept sounds like a joke, it apparently comes from a source close to Mr Palmer’s inner circle.
It was the same source who provided the Daily with an exclusive peek at Mr Palmer’s plans to build towering hotels at the Palmer Resort with a 20-storey sky needle and a giant, London Eye-style ferris wheel.
Mr Palmer has not commented on this vision yet. Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has said Mr Palmer was very serious about the plans.
It is also understood Mr Palmer intends to target the Middle East market for his resort.