Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam covers a total land area of 625 acres. It is one of the largest zoos in the country of India. This zoo is located within a natural reserve forest. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam, is 4 km away from the railway station on the Mathurawada National Highway. The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park abounds in a wide variety of wild species. This zoological park is divided in various sections where primates, small mammals, reptiles, birds, ungulates and lesser carnivores dwell. The zoo is surrounded by lush green vegetation. It is one of the most crowded tourist spots in Vizag.

The various kinds of primates housed in the zoo are:
  • Langur
  • Rhesus monkeys
  • Mandrills
  • Bonnet Monkey
  • Sacred Baboons
  • Olive Baboons

The zoo has these species of carnivores:
  • Lions
  • Tigers
  • Jackals
  • Wolves
  • Wild Dogs
  • Hyenas
  • Jaguars
  • Panthers
  • Himalayan Black Bear
Its reptile section holds:
  • snakes
  • pythons
  • tortoises
  • terrapins
  • monitor lizards
  • water monitor lizards
The varied species of birds found here are:
  • painted storks
  • peacocks
  • ducks
  • love birds
  • cockateels
  • grey pelicans
  • pied horn bills
  • rosy pelicans
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam is open all through the year for public viewing. Tourists can view this zoo from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening. The view can be reached via railways, airways and roadways.

Last Updated on: 7/05/2013