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Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam
from Andhra Pradesh Wildlife Guide and from Visakhapatnam Guide


Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Located 650 km from Hyderabad and 350 km from Vijayawada.  The park covers an area of 625 acres. It is presently one of the largest zoo located in the natural settings of a reserve forest about 4 km. from the Visakhapatnam railway station on the National Highway at Mathurawada. Nearly eighty species of animals numbering to about eight hundred are present in the zoo.

The Zoo Park has different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, mall mammals, reptiles, ungulates, and birds.

Carnivores of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

This section has Panthers, Tigers, Lions, Pumas, Jaguars and lesser carnivores  like the Wolves, Jackals, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, etc.,

Reptiles of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

The Reptile section has Pythons, Snakes, Land Tortoises, Terrapins, Water Monitor Lizards,  Monitor Lizards etc.,

Herbivores of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Spotted Deer and Thamin Deer are in the collection.

Aves of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park 

A varied collection of birds from the Eastern Ghats in the large walk-through aviaries is a special attraction of the zoo. The Grey Pelicans, Rosy Pelicans, Pied Horn Bills, Painted Storks, Peacocks, Ducks, Love Birds, Budgerigars and Cockateels form the bird collection of the Zoo.

Timings of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Timings 9.00a.m.to5.00p.m.

The Zoo is open round the year on all weekdays except Monday.

How to Reach Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

  • Road: Visakhapatnam is 650 km from Hyderabad and 350 km from Vijayawada.
  • Rail: Visakhapatnam Railway station
  • Air: Visakhapatnam Airport

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