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
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