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Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest in the country, was established as an annexe to the

Museum in 1857 by the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore in order to attract more visitors. This Zoo

was originally set up for recreational purpose only. But with more and more loss of forest and

wildlife in the process of human development, the goal of the Zoo changed from recreation to

conservation. Today Zoos are seen as the last resort for endangered animals and birds. The Central

Zoo Authority established in 1992 under the Ministry of Environment and Forest of India, enforces

uniform management code to all the Zoos in the country and provide financial and technical support

for the Zoos.

Spread over in 55 acres of land located in the heart of the temple city of Thiruvananthapuram, the

Zoo offers a rare opportunity for the visitors to experience and enjoy an unparalleled picturesque and

panoramic sylvan surroundings besides vivid animal collections. The Zoo has around 75 different

species of animals not only from India but from abroad also. It also has several species of animals and

birds from Ethiopian and Australian Zoo geographic regions. The Lion tailed Macaque, Nilgiri

Langur, Indian Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger are prominent among the indigenous endangered fauna.

Giraffe, Hippo, Zebra, Cape Buffalo are the guests from African region. It will usher in a new era

with the completion of the ongoing modernisation works in the Zoo. Thrilling encounters with the

animals out in their open air landscapes are becoming reality.

Location and Approach:
The Museums and Zoo are situated in the Museum Complex right in the heart of the temple city of Thiruvananthapuram.3 Kms from Thampanoor Bus Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.9 Kms from the Thiruvananthapuram Air Port.
Approachable by K.S.R.T.C bus route : Museum, Vellayambalam, Peroorkada, Sasthamangalam, Vattiyoorkavu and Nedumangadu route buses.
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