Trivandrum Zoological garden is unique in India for its breathtaking landscapes and luxuriant growth of vegetation. The Royal look of lofty trees, towering bamboos, lush green landscapes give it a rare distinction of being one of the most beautiful zoos in South East Asia. Spread over 36 acres of land and located in the heart of the city it provides a respite for the people of Thiruvananthapuram as much it offers tourism and recreation for visitors reaching from outside Kerala and overseas.
The zoo is home to about 82 species of animals that include lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Indian rhinoceros, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, white tiger, leopard, Asian elephants, giraffes, hippos, zebras, and Cape buffalos. There is a snake farm and reptile house, which exhibits both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes along with 7 anacondas. Some of the Collections of the zoo are:
Primates: Include animals that have opposable thumbs which help in climbing trees and grasping food just like human beings. Monkeys without tails are termed Apes. The Zoo has four species of Macaques and Langurs. Lion Tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Langurs, endemic to the Western Ghats, are greatly endangered.
Herbivores: The predominant ones are Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, and prolific Sambar, Spotted, Barking, Hog deer, and Bharasinga. It also includes Indian antelope viz. Nilgai and Black Buck.
Carnivores: Prominent among them are Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger (the National animal of India), Panther, Jaguar, Bears, Jackals, Otter, White Tiger, etc.
Birds: A variety of water birds like Storks, Pelicans, Egrets, Herons, Spoon Bill, Ibis, and Cranes. colorful pheasants and Ducks are seen here. Exotic birds like Macaws, Turacos, Cockatoos, and Ostrich. White and Grey Rhea are housed near to Ostrich Can be seen.
Raptors like Owls, Kites, Eagles, and Vultures are also seen here in the collection of birds.
Reptiles: Snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, alligators, etc. King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), poisonous snakes, Green Anaconda.
Butterfly Garden: It has hundred species of Butterflies and varieties of host and nectar plants planted here attract a myriad of these flying jewels.
Aquarium: 15 species of fishes are available and more attractive for children.
“Adopt your favorable animal and become a part of wildlife conservation”.
Trivandrum Zoo Timings
- Between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM
- Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Ticket sales up to 4.30 PM
- Monday holiday
Trivandrum Zoo Entry Fee
|The person above 12 years||Rs. 10/-|
|The person below 12 years & above 5 years||Rs. 05/-|
|Family tickets (father, mother & two children)||Rs. 25/-|
|Group (35 students & two teachers)||Rs. 100/-|
|Car Parking||Rs. 150/-|
For Official Website Trivandrum Zoo Park
How to Reach
By Bus: Thampanoor Bus Station – 3kms is the Nearest one.
By Train: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station – 3kms is the Nearest one.
By Air: Trivandrum International Airport – 5.7kms is the Nearest one.
Nanthancodu Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001