The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is the oldest zoo in India continuing to exist in its original location in the heart of the temple city Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This Zoological garden is unique in India for its breath taking landscapes and luxuriant growth of vegetation. Royal look of lofty trees, towering bamboos, lush green landscapes give it a rare distinction of being one of the most beautiful zoos in South East Asia.
It spreads over 36 acres of land and provides a respite for the people of Thiruvananthapuram as much it offers tourism and recreation for visitors reaching from outside Kerala and overseas. Construction of nature simulated open enclosures for animals is envisaged in the Master plan. Open enclosures for all Monkeys, Lion, Tiger, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Bear, Panther, Deer, Wild Buffallo, etc., have already been constructed and animals released from their century old cages. A new hospital with modern equipment has also been put up.