Trivandrum Zoo in India

Trivandrum Zoo
Local name Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

Size55 acres
Number of species75
Address Nanthancodu Road
Zip-code 695001
Place Thiruvananthapuram
Country India
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VeterinariansJacob Alexander

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Trivandrum Zoo, located at Nanthancodu Road, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India , was founded in 1857.

Comments / picturesThiruvananthapuram 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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Koehl, Dan (2024). Trivandrum Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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