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Thrissur Zoo

State Museum & Zoo, Thrissur
Entrance of Thrissur Zoo
Date opened 1885[1]
Location Thrissur, Kerala, India
Coordinates
Land area 13.5 acres (5.5 ha)[2]
Annual visitors

2,000 (Per day)

[3]
Memberships CZA[4]
Major exhibits Wildlife
Website .org.keralamuseumandzoowww
State Museum building inside the Zoo compound
War Monument in front of state museum inside the Zoo compound

Thrissur Zoo or State Museum & Zoo, Thrissur (formerly the Trichur Zoo) is a 13.5-acre (5.5 ha) 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 (1.2 mi) 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.

Contents

  • Exhibits 1
  • Animals 2
  • The future 3
  • Gallery 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Exhibits

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

Animals

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.

The future

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 (5.5 ha) to 306 acres (124 ha). 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.[5]

Gallery

Notes

  1. ^ "List of Zoos in India, from 1800 until now". kuchbhi.com. Kuchbhi. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "State Museum and Zoo". thrissurkerala.com. ThrissurKerala.com. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Thrissur zoo buys emus to pull in crowds". Times of India. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Search Establishment". cza.nic.in.  
  5. ^ "Thrissur zoo to have modern facilities". thehindu.com. The Hindu. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website of: "Central Zoo Authority of India" (CZA), Government of India


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