Emperor Valley Zoo

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  • Address: Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8686223530
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo, Family And Kids, Bird Watching

Emperor Valley Zoo - Review

Venture through this mini animal civilization, where macaws eat fruit and green iguanas change colour more times than a teenage girl changes her shirt. The Emperor Valley Zoo is home to all kinds of cute, fuzzy rodents, sly reptiles, birds and mammals, all taken care of with tender care. Make yourself feel at home and take part in the animals daily routines as the go about chomping, shuffling and snoozing.

Situated just adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, the zoo is 7.2 acres of land turned into the homes of a modest but lively collection of animals. The animals have been placed in comfortable and spacious enclosures with pathways, fences and buildings which work together with the natural landscape of the area, creating save havens for each animal to live in. Founded in 1947, the zoo has always placed maximum important on the fauna of the island and has become integral to sustaining wildlife on the island. Today, the zoo is filled with inhabitants that are both exotic to the outside observer and indigenous to islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The zoo houses many animals that can only be found upon the islands, especially the smaller rodents and reptiles.

  • Visit the specious habitat of the giraffes and watch them feast upon the tender most leaves from atop the trees.
  • The zoo is home to a variety of small animals, such as the nocturnal crab-eating raccoon, that’s cute as a button but actually quite a meat eater, and the Agouti, a small mouse like mammal that live on roots, fruit and leaves.
  • The giant otter, both clever and outgoing, is usually a hit with visitors, especially children who are charmed by this moustached mammal.
  • Rhinoceros iguanas, green iguanas and even a large boa constrictor will greet reptile lovers as they follow you with their eyes.
  •  Pelicans, macaws, mot mot and a host of other rainbow-hued birds will sing, trill and chatter as you walk by them! The brightly coloured toucan is a Trinidad native and joins in this chorus with aplomb!
  • There are a host of primates that live in these trees, such as the loud Howler monkey, distinctive thanks to its reddish brown coat.
  • You can meet Crocy the American crocodile, one of the oldest animals at the zoo. Almost thirty years old, Crocy is still sprightly and enjoys devouring fish, crabs, small mammals and carrion. Yum.
  • You can also meet Spike, the porcupine. What’s special about Spike is that his tail is much longer than the average porcupine, giving him a very distinct look.

Emperor Valley Zoo Information

  • The Zoo’s Cafe is opened throughout the year and coincides with the opening hours of the Zoo.
  • Zoo souvenirs are sold at the “Zoo Shoppe” located obliquely opposite the Zoo Cafe.
  • Monkeys are fed everyday at 2:00pm.
  • Lions are fed everyday at 2:30pm.
  • Reptiles including snakes and crocodilians are fed after 12 noon on weekends.
  • This is not a place for someone with impaired mobility.
  • Feeding by the public is prohibited.
  • Do not throw anything into pools or enclosures—cellophane and polythene wrappers are especially dangerous to animals.
  • Barriers and rails are provided for safety. They are not for reaching across or for using as seats — Never Cross a Barrier.
  • Please keep the Zoo clean.
  • Their Zoo staff are there to assist.

Emperor Valley Zoo Ticket Prices

  • 12 years and under: TT $15.00
  • 13 years and over: TT $30.00

How To reach Emperor Valley Zoo by Public Transport

  • Trinidad and Tobago has a wide-ranging system of public transport, including a state owned bus service, taxis and maxi-taxis (mini buses and vans).

Restaurants Near Emperor Valley Zoo

  • Trotters
  • Aioli (European, French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Chaud Creole (Caribbean)
  • Restaurant Singhi (Chinese)

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TripHobo Highlights for Emperor Valley Zoo

  • Emperor Valley Zoo Address: Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Emperor Valley Zoo Contact Number: +1-8686223530
  • Emperor Valley Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Emperor Valley Zoo Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Emperor Valley Zoo(preferred time): 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Emperor Valley Zoo: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Emperor Valley Zoo

  • 95% of people who visit Port Of Spain include Emperor Valley Zoo in their plan

  • 61.09% of people start their Emperor Valley Zoo visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Emperor Valley Zoo

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

82.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Emperor Valley Zoo

People normally club together Maracas Bay and Queen's Park Savannah while planning their visit to Emperor Valley Zoo.

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Emperor Valley Zoo, Port Of Spain Reviews

  • Thank you for helping Local citizens and visitors alike learn about the local animals, foreign ones too.....and not to mention our local floral and fauna along the walkways and by ways of the Zoo. I truly appreciated the signs that were along the way as well. Quite informative and remedy with the cute colored boards they were on and yes the professionally done ones too. I also loved exposing the public more to the animals....feeding them (the giraffes), letting them (the parrots) etc. Thank you Zoological Society 😉

  • Great improvements recently to the Zoo in terms of infrastructure and attractions have made my visit fun and exciting. The new enclosures and feeding of the Giraffes added extra excitement for my kids as opposed to when I visited as a child. There was also easier access to food/snacks as well as drinks with the new canteen, in addition to the previous shops at the entrance. There is secure and adequate parking that eases one's mind while enjoying the sites. The final mention was the opening of a play area for the kids, where they can play as well as have access to bouncy castles and slides. Excellent place to take the entire family on a Sunday afternoon.

  • There has been major improvement at the zoo. I'm making my comparison based on what I remember as a child. I'm ecstatic about the new additions like the zebra and the giraffes. I admire the fact that the animals are being put in spaces as similar to their natural habitat as possible. Major changes have happened and I look forward to seeing more positive change. I have one suggestion...babies should not have to pay 15 dollars upon entry especially if they can't even enjoy their experience.

  • I hadn't been to the zoo in years and I was pleasantly surprised to see all the new animals added and improvements made to the place. The animals looked well taken care of. The highlight for me was getting to feed the giraffes! It took us a few hours to tour the entire zoo. It was a fun day.

  • There is definitely some good investment of resources there but I'm wondering if it's giving the desired yield. The fee for entry was surprisingly low compared to certain other zoos I've visited outside Trinidad. There were a moderate number of animals looking pretty tired and in need of some exercise. Kids have a good place to play at bouncing castles and slides. There's also some more nice scenery in the grounds of the zoo for picnic and such functions.

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