Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

Mammals in Kerala. Among the mammals present in Kerala, the lion tailed macaque, the Nilgiri tahr, the Malabar civet, the small Indian civet, the small Travancore flying squirrel, the tiger, the elephant, spotted blue whale and the sea cow, are highly endangered. Short descriptions with the pictures of animals are given below. All the animals of this page live in the Trivandrum zoo.

entrance to the zoo
Entrance to the zoo.
poster about endemic flora and fauna of Western Ghats
Poster about endemic flora and fauna of Western Ghats.
simhavalan kurangu - lion tailed macaque (macaca silenus)
Simhavalan kurangu - Lion tailed macaque (Macaca silenus).
banyan tree
Banyan tree.
poster about banyan trees
Poster about Banyan trees.
there are plenty of big trees in the zoo
There are plenty of big trees in the zoo.
poster about king vulture
Poster about King Vulture.
king vulture
King Vulture. Birds and other creatures of the Shola - Grass lands.
bird with orange beak
Bird with orange beak.
Conservation of wildlife and forest, painted stork
Painted Stork.
Conservation of wildlife and forest.
jabiru stork
Jabiru Stork.
black-necked stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Black-necked stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).
poster about water birds
Poster about water birds.
crocodiles
Crocodiles.
aviary
Aviary.
crocodile in the water
Crocodile in the water.
great quantity of big bats
Great quantity of big bats.
bats hang on the tree
Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus). Bats hang on the tree.
the size of bats is very big
The size of bats is very big.
thicket of bamboo
Thicket of bamboo.
tall bamboo
Tall bamboo.
viewing platform is constructed over the lake
Viewing platform is constructed over the lake.
black bear
Black bear.
luxuriant vegetation
Luxuriant vegetation.
lion
Lion.
lion walks in the shade
Lion walks in the shade.
hippos leave the water
Hippos leave the water.
small hippopotamuses
Small hippopotamuses.
hippopotamuses in the shade
Hippopotamuses in the shade.
hippopotamuses go to the gate of paddock
Hippopotamuses go to the gate of paddock.
huge hippopotamuses
Huge hippopotamuses.
pink skin of the hippos
Pink skin of the hippos.
very old hippopotamus
Very old hippopotamus.
lucky hippo occupied the place in the shade
Lucky hippo occupied the place in the shade.
hippo looks at me
Hippo looks at me.
large head of the hippopotamus
Large head of the hippopotamus.
hippo lays his head on the stone
Hippo lays his head on the stone.
hippopotamus can be aggressive
Hippopotamus can be aggressive.
open mouth of the hippopotamus
Open mouth of the hippopotamus.
hippo's head in details
Hippo's head in details.
hippo bowed his head
Hippo bowed his head.
hippo don't likes the sun rays
Hippo don't likes the sun rays.
hippopotamus looks like the pig
Hippopotamus looks like the pig.
workers of the zoo staying away from the hippos
Workers of the zoo staying away from the hippos.
there is the hair covering on the tail of hippopotamus
There is the hair covering on the tail of hippopotamus.
mature hippopotamus
Mature hippopotamus.
hippopotamus has the short legs
Hippopotamus has the short legs.
hippopotamus is recognizable by its barrel-shaped torso
Hippopotamus is recognizable by its barrel-shaped torso.
deer
Sambar deer.
poster about deer diversity in india
Poster about deer diversity in India.
baby sambar deer
Baby Sambar deer.
herd of sambar deers
Malaman Sambar deer. Herd of sambar deers.
mature deer
Mature Sambar deer.
sambar deer are widely distributed in india
Sambar deer are widely distributed in India.
sambar deers in the shade of trivandrum zoo
Sambar deers in the shade of Trivandrum zoo.
sambar deer after bathing in the water
Sambar deer after bathing in the water.
sambar deer looks very muddy
Sambar deer looks very muddy.
blue antelope Bluebuck
Blue antelope Bluebuck.
heron and the antelopes
Heron and the antelopes.
The Bluebuck or Blue Antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), sometimes called Blaubok, is an extinct species of antelope
Bluebuck or Blue Antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), sometimes called Blaubok, is an extinct species of antelope.
poster about african cape buffalo
Poster about African cape buffalo.
African cape buffalo
African cape buffalo.
African cape buffalo has the most thickest horns
African cape buffalo has the most thickest horns.
African cape buffalo is chewing grass
African cape buffalo is chewing grass.
Savannah type buffaloes weigh 500-900 kg, with males, normally larger than females, reaching the upper weight range
Savannah type buffaloes weigh 500-900 kg, with males, normally larger than females, reaching the upper weight range.
The young buffalo horn 'shield' forms fully only upon reaching the age of 5-6 years
The young buffalo horn "shield" forms fully only upon reaching the age of 5-6 years.
adult bull's horns have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield which can not always be penetrated even by a rifle bullet
Adult bull's horns have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield which can not always be penetrated even by a rifle bullet.
screw-horned deer herd
Screw-horned deer herd.
deer with screw horns
Deer with screw horns.
herd of spotted deer
Herd of spotted deer.
zebra
Zebra.
unique stripes of zebras make these among the animals most familiar to people
Unique stripes of zebras make these among the animals most familiar to people.
Zebras occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains, and coastal hills
Zebras occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains, and coastal hills.
Zebras are African equids (horse family) best known for their distinctive black and white stripes
Zebras are African equids (horse family) best known for their distinctive black and white stripes.
male and female lions
Male and female lions.

male and female leopard
Male and female leopard.
The leopard is the smallest of the four 'big cats'
The leopard is the smallest of the four "big cats".
a male & female leopard mating
A male & female leopard mating.
leopards live mainly in grasslands, woodlands, and riverine forests
Leopards live mainly in grasslands, woodlands, and riverine forests.
big calf
Big calf.
jackal is very aggressive
Jackal is very aggressive.
jackals
Jackals.
poster about jackal
Poster about Jackal.
dense vegetation
Dense vegetation.
Reptile house has many varieties of snakes
Kerala is rich in reptile diversity.
Reptile house has many varieties of snakes.