Trivandrum Zoo in India


Trivandrum Zoo
Local nameThiruvananthapuram Zoo
Typezoo
Size55 acres
Founded1857
Number of species75
AddressNanthancodu Road
Zip-code695001
PlaceThiruvananthapuram
StateKerala
CountryIndia
Websitehttp://www.kerala.gov.in/dept_zoomuseum/
Telephone+914712316275
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Trivandrum Zoo, located at Nanthancodu Road, in Thiruvananthapuram, in India, was founded in 1857.


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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. Spread over in 55 acres of land , the Zoo has 75 different species of animals.

According to Dr B K Gupta, evaluation and monitoring officer of CZA, India had 140 elephants in 26 zoos and 16 circuses as on March 31 2009. Of these, Mysore and Trivandrum had the largest number at 9 and 8 respectively.


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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Trivandrum Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=637. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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