Established in 1857, the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is home to a wide variety of animal species, making it a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. The zoo aims to conserve and protect endangered species while providing education and awareness about wildlife.
Visitors to the zoo can observe numerous animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Some of the notable animals found in the zoo include elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras, hippopotamuses, deer, crocodiles, snakes, and various species of birds. The zoo also houses a separate reptile house and an aviary.
In addition to showcasing animals, the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo emphasizes conservation and research activities. It has a dedicated breeding center for rare and endangered species and actively participates in wildlife conservation programs. The zoo also conducts various educational programs and awareness campaigns to promote wildlife conservation among visitors, especially children.
The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo offers facilities like a cafeteria, children's park, and boating facilities. It is open to the public throughout the year, except on Mondays. The zoo attracts a significant number of visitors, especially during weekends and holidays.
The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is home to 82 species from around the world. Indigenous species at the zoo include lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Indian rhinoceros, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, white tiger and leopard, as well as nine Asian elephants (as of 31 March 2009).In 2020, animals from Africa include giraffes, hippos, zebras, and Cape buffalos.
The zoo also includes a snake farm called 'The Reptile House', which exhibits both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. It also houses 7 Anacondas too.
Address: GX63+6XP, Kanaka Nagar, Nanthancodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033
Phone: 0471 231 6275