Kerala is known for its abundant wildlife and biodiversity, and it has several zoological parks and wildlife sanctuaries where visitors can observe and learn about various animal species. There are two main zoos in Kerala one at Thiruvananthapuram and another at Thrissur.
The Zoological Park in Thiruvananthapuram is one of the oldest zoos in India. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, Trivandrum Zoo is spread across a vast area and houses a diverse collection of animals, birds, and reptiles. Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is home to 82 species of mammals from around the world. The zoo also includes a snake farm called 'The Reptile House', which exhibits both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. It also houses 7 Anacondas too. The zoo is known for its conservation efforts and educational programs. The Zoological park is open daily from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. It is closed on Mondays.
Situated in the heart of Thrissur city, the Thrissur Zoo is a popular attraction in Kerala. Also known as Thrissur State Museum & Zoo, it features a variety of animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, and various bird species. The zoo includes a Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, Art Museum, and Natural History Museum in its compound. The zoo also has a snake park that showcases different species of snakes found in Kerala. The Thrissur Zoo is just 2 km from the Thrissur City center and is open from 10:00 AM till 5:15 PM, except on Mondays.
The main aim of these two zoos in Kerala is the conservation of animals and has taken measures for breeding of animals.