Thiruvananthapuram zoo which was established by Travancore King in the year 1857 covers a total area of 55 acres. It is a well designed zoo and is one of the oldest zoo in the country. There are about 82 species of animals from all over the world. Some of the indigenous species of varieties include lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard etc. Besides these there are also reptiles, aviary house and poisonous snakes. There is also a botanical garden inside the zoo.
The zoo was built with the aim of recreation but then later decided to conserve it. There are a variety of plants and trees in the premise that beautifies the zoo. Carrying plastic materials to the zoo, feeding and teasing the animals, littering in the zoo premise etc are prohibited. This zoological garden is definitely an ideal picnic spot for families.
|Entry Time||:||9:00 am to 6:15 pm|
|Children (upto 5 years)||:||Free|
|Children between 6 and 14 years||:||3.00|
|How to Reach|
|Nearest Bus Station||:||Thampanoor bus station at a distance of 3 kms|
|Nearest Railway Station||:||Thiruvananthapuram railway station at a distance of 3 km|
|Nearest Airport||:||Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at a distance of 9 kms|