Emperor Valley Zoo
Trinidad & Tobago’s Emperor Valley Zoo is a modestly-sized establishment which nonetheless provides a great opportunity to observe the region’s fauna in a near-to natural setting. Native species on display include local primates, the red howler monkey and the Trinidad capuchin, as well as ocelots, raccoons, porcupines, red brocket deer and savannah hawks.
There is a bird enclosure full of exotic tropical species as well as an aquarium which gives an idea of the astonishingly rich underwater life in the reefs, lagoons and open sea around Trinidad & Tobago. The zoo’s collection is rounded out with some non-natives including tapirs from nearby South America and African big cats, as well as visitors from more temperate zones.
The Emperor Valley Zoo is next to the Botanical Gardens in the nation’s capital, Port of Spain.