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.
The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo gives a replica of the wild life of Kerala. This is located in the centre of the city Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala.
This Zoo was originally set up for recreational purpose only.
But with more and more loss of forest and wildlife in the process of human development, the goal of the Zoo changed from recreation to conservation. Today Zoos are seen as the last resort for endangered animals and birds.
The Central Zoo Authority established in 1992 under the Ministry of Environment and Forest of India, enforces uniform management code to all the Zoos in the country and provide financial and technical support for the Zoos.
DEPARTMENT OF MUSEUMS AND ZOOS
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695033.
Phone : 0471-316275
Fax : 0471-327421
Web : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruvananthapuram_Zoo