There's been an uproar in Mexico after a developer proposed to turn the some of the country's ancient caves into Jurassic Park.
Canadian property developer Barry Sendel wants to turn the Cacahuamilpa caves into a high tech theme park complete with robot dinosaurs and special effects.
But environmentalists and archaeologists alike are aghast at such sacrilege.
The Cacahuamilpa caves are set deep within the jungles of south east Mexico. Opened in 1920 the caverns were declared a national park in 1936.
They were carved by an underground river 80 million years ago. And since then there's been very little change.
Now a Canadian property developer Barry Sendel wants to change all that and turn the whole place into a theme park. Sendel has vowed to invest millions of dollars into the project and claims he would not ruin what he calls "The caves of time."
Critics accuse the authorities of acting too quickly to sell park concessions because of the country's economic crisis. They also question Sendel's financial credentials as he is currently under investigation in Mexico for bounced cheques.
Most visitors want the caves to retain their natural beauty.
The caves are also a monument, at least one early explorer perished here and was buried where his bones were found.
It seems likely however his body will remain in peace.
"Well, I have heard news about the proposed plan. But from what I hear the "Jurassic Park" in the caves has been suspended indefinitely because it goes against the natural landscape."
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The caves are a popular tourist attraction and visitors appear content with what is already on show.
"I've heard of the proposals for this place. It's a very ambitious project, but I'm happy with what we have."
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It seems that Las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa have been reprieved, at least temporarily, from a Jurassic Park style face lift and these ancient stalagmites can be admired in their natural surroundings.
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