Emperor Valley Zoo

Photo Credit: © David Stanley CC BY

Although the Emperor Valley Zoo was first built in 1947, it wasn't until 1952 that the doors were opened to the public. To this day it remains a popular family attraction, showcasing both regional and exotic animals and furthering the cause of animal conservation.

The Emperor Valley Zoo takes over 7.2 acres of land and features paths, buildings, and fences that have been made to blend into the landscape rather than take it over.

Most of the animals on display at the zoo are local to Trinidad and Tobago and nearby South America. Still, there are a few exotic animals that make their home at the zoo. Recently they acquired two giraffes and two warthogs which will become permanent fixtures to the attraction, just as the wild-caught anaconda did several months prior.


Situated in St. Ann's, on the outskirts of Port of Spain, a mile north of downtown, Emperor Valley Zoo is found within Royal Botanical Gardens, and invites local customers and travelers lodging in this neighborhood. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check out the sights.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Emperor Valley Zoo. Kava is a great locale to enjoy a meal at on your way to spending time at the zoo, and offers convenient access to it. The eatery is a slight ways away, but far-removed enough that you will probably decide to make advance plans for taking advantage of a viable method of transport to travel there. Tiki Village and Cafe Trinidad are additional restaurant options close-by where you will be able to try something different on Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Other local attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, which is a few hundred yards away St. Ann's. Also, you might think about heading over to Rock Garden, which is another nearby attraction.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Emperor Valley Zoo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Royal Botanical Gardens -- 0.1 mi. (2.9 km) E St. Ann's
Rock Garden Other Attraction 0.2 mi. (2.5 km) SW 1.5 mi. Northeast of Port of Spain
President's House Historic Site 0.3 mi. (3.1 km) E St. Ann's
Stollmeyer's Castle Historic Site 0.3 mi. (2.4 km) SW St. Clair
Wild Flower Park Other Attraction 0.3 mi. (2.3 km) WSW St. Clair
Jackson Square -- 0.4 mi. (2.1 km) SW St. Clair
Queen's Royal College Sports Ground Other Attraction 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) SW St. Clair
Queen's Park Savannah -- 0.5 mi. (2.7 km) SSE Downtown Port of Spain

More Information


The zoo is opened daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The zoo is closed on Christmas Day and Carnival.


Remember, animals at the zoo are on special diets and should not be fed by anyone who is not a staff member.


The cost of entry into the Emperor Valley Zoo is $20(USD) for adults and $10(USD) for children.

Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad


(868) 622-3530




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