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
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo, Family And Kids, Bird Watching

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

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

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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

  • 61.4% 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

82.39% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Growing up in Trinidad in the 90s, I loved going to the Emperor Valley Zoo and over 20 years later, my sentiment is the same. Despite significant changes in the animal displayed and the infrastructure, the mission remains largely conservation and preservation and I admire that it is one of the few zoos, from those I have visited across various continents, which has the large majority of its animals from the local region. Worth a visit. But definitely ask if all the part of the zoo are open before paying entry- my favourite element the Aquariums were completely closed the last time I visited without notification from the reception/cashier.

  • First visit in over 25 years. It is better than it was back then, but they are clearly lacking the funding to turn it into what it has the potential to become. A wider range of beautiful and well maintained animals is available. If I had a wish it would be to have the cages become invisible and build moats and alternate containment devices. Space is also a constrain though.

  • A really nice zoo in beautiful surroundings. Just opposite the Savanna park in Port of Spain, & beside the Botanical Gardens. There was a good variety of animals & birds to take pictures of. It's was a good few hours spent with family at a very good price. There are food & refreshments available for purchase, along with gifts. It was bigger than it seemed from the outside; they are also planning to expand.

  • The Emperor Valley zoo is a place in which one can relax, reflect on life and adore the beautiful creations that God has bestowed upon us. It's a place in which one can be educated about different species; whether familiar or unfamiliar. The romantic atmosphere is perfect to bring relationships with family and friends closer than ever before.

  • The new management has continued to improve the place, adding new animals, experiences, and improve the enclosures, with a real attempt at public education and interaction. Money well spent!

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