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Address: Royal Botanic Gardens | Zoo Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868-622-3530
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$35*
and up
Port of Spain City Tour

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Good Sunday Activity

We spent several days in Trinidad with two other couples. We were surprised to learn that many activities are closed on Sunday. We chose to visit the zoo after brunch at The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
dianelu4
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Haddonfield, NJ
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Trinidad
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There have been alot of improvements to the zoo over the years. But there is still so much to be done. The aquarium section is terrible, needs urgent maintenance. Overall, too many small enclosures for animals that need alot more space. I personally find that the newly born tiger cubs are being handled too often and unnaturally. I don't feel... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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103 reviews 103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I feel sorry for the animals in this zoo, although you can see recent renovations and that they are continuing the fact still remains that the animals are kept in tight, cramped spaces, come on trinidad and tobago with all the land push and relocate the zoo.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a beautiful, quaint place to visit. We found ourselves stopping by the zoo to see the new baby bengal tiger cubs - what a treat that turned out to be for my family. We enjoyed the calm, almost serene atmosphere of the zoo and found the grounds to be maintained well. All staff we encountered were friendly, knowledgeable and... More 

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Haddonfield, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We spent several days in Trinidad with two other couples. We were surprised to learn that many activities are closed on Sunday. We chose to visit the zoo after brunch at The Hilton since it was within walking distance. We spent several pleasant hours there, often sitting in the shade people-watching. There was a good variety of animals on exhibit.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This zoo needs to be seen in context. It has gradually been improving over the years- and recently the pace of improvement has increased. Yes- the zoo is small and some cages could definitely be increased in size. The positives are a. Improvements are being made to these over time b. There is a good selection of smaller animals c.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Can be done same day with gardens. Go when it is cool so that you can see the animals. Next to the Hilton.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Small zoo, but looks like they're working on it. Lots of variety for such a small place, and you can get pretty close to the animals. Lots of tigers and monkeys which are my favourites, and also some white bengal cubs. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit, and it's not too expensive. Go early in the morning,... More 

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Brooklyn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The zoo is in a perfect location and the lights are pretty. There are no recommendations I need to go there sober

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Brampton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The entrance fee I believe was $35TT and it is situated next to the Botanical Gardens (which is free to visit). I expected to see more room for the animals but was disappointed space was limited. The lions and tigers cage are very small which can cause aggravation to the animals. The alligator does not even move but will open... More 

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Geraldton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This establishment could use some help. The day I visited seemed to be kids day as they were all over the place but much to my surprise they were very well behaved well done to their teachers.The staff are excellent and try their best but....the living quarters for the "guests" is very cramped, old and in need of some TLC... More 

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