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Emperor Valley Zoo

Royal Botanic Gardens | Zoo Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Type: Zoos
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took the family here, not a great lover of zoo's for obvious reasons. However plenty of work has been done and is on going to make all of the animals etc as comfortable as can be. Real nice selection and they all look in good condition. Worth a trip and not over priced. Good clean washroom facilities. Only thing perhaps... More

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Cypress, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
47 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Most of the animals were in cages. Not enclosures. Cages. Small cages. It looked like animal jail. Some of the cages had a bit of wood or limbs but not a bit of greenery which is clearly not remotely close to a primate's or bird's natural environment. The alligator/crocodile/cayman ponds were smaller than swimming pools by far. Some of the... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I recently visited this zoo and found it to be a huge improvement to how it was a few years ago. The animals look healthy and the new addition of the giraffes and Bengal tigers give locals a great appreciation and awareness of foreign animals which are all part of the circle of life. What really stood out to me... More

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There have been many improvements but more still needs to be done. This is the paradox of Zoos if there is a consistent stream of visitors then improvements can be made. But if improvements aren't made the visitors wouldn't come.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I came here 7 years ago, and was scared by how filthy all the cages were, and how sad the animals looked. They still have a long way to go, but the animals look happier and better treated, and the staff are friendlier and more happy to answer questions. As I said - there's still some ways to go, but... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Visited the Zoo yesterday it was excellent! I see a great improvement with the washrooms and the space and everything. I just loved it! I just loved that they are continuing to upgrade the zoo. I can't wait for the complete finish of the zoo. It will be amazing!! I find that the zoo is way more better and more... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I took my nieces and nephews to the zoo to see the Giraffes .. they are so cute !! It was really nice to be able to see in real life an animal not native to Trinidad and Tobago. We look forward to the arrival of the tigers !!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Took a walk to the zoo today. $20tt adults $10tt children. The zoo is very small, however has a reasonable variety of inhabitants. Alligators, caimans, ocelot, birds of prey, cougar, howler, spider monkeys, 4 lions, a pony, fishes, butterflies, etc. Most of the cages were small and sad; around the lions the stench was horrendous, but I am happy to... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

i visited this zoo a couple times but my last two visits were my best there. there were some changes to the surroundings which for me made the place seem more welcoming, scenic and relaxing. i loved seeing the otters in their new enclosures, thought the pony was a cute addition and the butterfly garden is like a little piece... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I took my kids to the zoo recently and was very impressed with the animals ,I especially liked the miniature pony , so cute a must visit in Trinidad

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