Thrissur Zoo and Museum

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Thrissur Zoo or State Museum & Zoo, Thrissur (formerly the Trichur Zoo) is a 13.5-acre zoo that opened in 1885 in the heart of Thrissur City, Kerala, India. It is one of the oldest zoos in the country, and is home to the wide variety of animals, reptiles, and birds. The zoo compound includes a natural history museum and an art museum that showcase the socio-cultural heritage of the region. The Thrissur Zoo is 2 kilometres from the Thrissur City center and is open from 10:00 AM till 6:30 PM, except Mondays. Still and video cameras are allowed in the park for a fee.

The zoo includes a Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, Art Museum, and Natural History Museum in its compound.

Wildlife at the Thrissur 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. There is also a special building which houses snakes.

A new home for the zoo is being constructed in nearby Puthur, and will expand the size of the zoo from its current 13.5 acres to 306 acres . The new zoo will be close to the Peechi Dam, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala Agricultural University College of Forestry, and College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

 

How to reach:

By Road: 1 km from thrissur town

By Rail: Thrissur railway station is the nearest 2.5 Km.

By Air: Cochin Int'l airport is the nearest airport which is 64 KM away.

 

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