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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thrissur Zoo Timings, Contact Phone Number

Thrissur Zoo or the State Museum & Zoo of Thrissur (usually known as Thrissur Zoo) is a 13.5-acre (5.5 hectare) zoo that opened in 1885 in the heart of Thrissur City near by Maharajas Technical Institute, Thrissur. It’s one of the oldest zoos in country and is home to different kinds of animals, reptiles, and birds. The zoo compound includes of natural history museum and an art museum that exhibits the socio-cultural heritage of the region. The Thrissur Zoo is 2 kilometers from the Thrissur City center and is open from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (Mondays are off days). All kind of cameras are allowed in the park for a particular fee.

The zoo mainly consists of Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, Art Museum, and Natural History Museum in its compound.

Wildlife animals at the Thrissur zoo includes tigers, lions, deers, sloth bears, monkeys, hippopotamus, camels, cobras, kraits, vipers, rat snakes, pink flamingos, mithun (an almost 6 feet cow) of the north-eastern hills, and lion-tailed macaques. There is also a special building which is called ‘The House of Snakes’

Entry Fee - Rs. 5 per person Adults, Rs. 3 per person Children, Rs. 5 Cameras (still), Rs.  500 Camera (Videography), Timings - All days of the week except Monday, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Visit Duration 1 to 2 hours.

Thrissur Zoo is being planned to be shifted at Puthur to an expanded area with  its current 13.5 acres (5.5 hectare) to 306 acres (124 hectare).  

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