Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo) in India

Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo)
Typezoo
Founded1857
Opened for public
Number of species
PlaceThiruvananthapuram
RegionKerala
CountryIndia
Websitehttp://www.kerala.gov.in/dept_zoomuseum/
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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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Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo), Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2010), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=637). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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