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Thrissur Zoo and Museum compound includes a Zoo, Natural History Museum and an Art Museum that showcase the socio-cultural heritage of the region. Trichur Zoo is one of the oldest zoo in the country its total area is about 13.5-acre . The zoo started in 1885 in the heart of Thrissur city and it’s a home to the wide variety of animals, reptiles, and birds.
Still and video cameras are allowed in the park for a fee. The zoo at Thrissur also includes a Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden in its compound. Wildlife at the zoo includes tigers, lions, deers, sloth bears, monkeys, hippopotamus, camels, cobras, kraits, vipers, rat snakes, pink flamingos, mithun of the north-eastern hills, and lion-tailed macaques etc. There is also a special building which houses snakes. The zoo is two kilometers from the Thrissur city
Two beautiful niches with majestic seating are arranged for senior citizens who can take rest while their children and grandchildren enjoy the sprawling zoo campus.
A new home for the zoo is being constructed that will be close to the Peechi Dam, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala Agricultural University College of Forestry, and College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Thrissur Zoo and Museum Timings
The zoo open from 10:00 AM To 6:30 PM, except Mondays.
Nearest Railway station:
- Thrissur Railway Station
- Cochin International Airport, about 58 km away