Emperor Valley Zoo, Port Of Spain
Emperor Valley Zoo, Port Of Spain - Address, Phone Number
Address: Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Emperor Valley Zoo, Port Of Spain
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
- Aioli (European, French, Italian, Spanish)
- Chaud Creole (Caribbean)
- Restaurant Singhi (Chinese)
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I love the zoo but the place is a little run down. The zookeepers are very knowledgeable but they are seldom around. The zoo could use more animals and better places to treat their animals. Overall my visit to the zoo has been an enjoyable one and I hope to go again as soon as possible
Place is clean and the zoo keepers are knowledgeable about the animals. It was lovely to feed the giraffes! One improvement is that it would be nice to have more of some of the animals. For example, there was only one zebra, one ape. Apparently, this ape has been living alone for 5 years without any of it's family members! Sad indeed. There should also be a greater presence of zoo keepers to explain more about these lovely animals. Please check their website/Facebook page for feeding times to know your best time to be there depending on which animals are of particular interest to you. There is also a feeding schedule posted where you pay. Good experience!
I look forward to going to the zoo all the time but it's very run down and there is not improvement, development or innovation at the zoo. It's the same old boring atmosphere every single time. The zoo needs more life in it...more animals and decorative touch to redefine and enhance the beauty. It's just been too dull for as long as I can remember but I always visit the zoo yearly
This Zoo is a good place to visit if you have nothing else to do with the kids but in my opinion it was very depressing not only for the animals but also for myself. I just do not understand why they would have an Ape in a really big cage by itself with a stuffed animal. Also, some of the accommodation for the animals where very small and restrictive. I would highly not recommend this zoo for true animal lovers.
Would u believe that they installed some really big fans to help with the heat?? Well they did. One llama stayed in front of the fan the whole time. I can't believe how big the giraffes have gotten, or how small the $10 pellets have either! Smh. At least the enclosure for them was well designed!