The Zoo at Thrissur
is conveniently located close to other places of tourist interest, such as the Art and Archeology Museums. Barely 2 km from Thrissur town, greenery of every kind tastefully covers the entire area of more than 10 acres. This century-old institution boasts of endangered species like the Asiatic lion, tiger and the extremely rare lion-tailed macaque among its collection. Its impressive reptile-house with specimens such as the majestic king cobra
, Indian python and krait is counted among the best in South India. The zoo is closed on Mondays.