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.


Emperor Valley Zoo, within Royal Botanical Gardens, is found in downtown Port of Spain.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of eateries to pick from in the area around the zoo. Cafe Trinidad is an ideal eatery to fill up at before spending time at the zoo, and with its close proximity, is especially valuable to guests at this attraction. Also nearby, you will have options including Ithaki Restaurant and Bois Cano where you and your companions should try a bit of Caribbean meals and experience the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Other local activities include Royal Botanical Gardens, which is a few hundred yards away St. Ann's. Also think about heading over to President's House, which is another nearby attraction.

A zoo is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit on Trinidad and Tobago. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Emperor Valley Zoo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Royal Botanical Gardens -- 0.1 mi. (2.9 km) E St. Ann's
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
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
King George V Park -- 0.7 mi. (1.6 km) SW St. Clair
Queen's Park Oval -- 0.7 mi. (1.6 km) SW Woodbrook

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.


(868) 622-3530




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