Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (Visakhapatnam)
Gandhi Zoological park covers an area of 625 acres. It is presently one
of the major 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.
Indira Gandhi Zoological park has different
sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals,
reptiles, ungulates, and birds.
This section houses a variety of species of monkeys - the common Langur,
Rhesus monkey, Bonnet Monkey and other exotic fauna like Mandrills,
Olive Baboons and Sacred Baboons.
This section has Panthers, Tigers, Lions, Pumas, Jaguars and lesser
carnivores like the Wolves, Jackals, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, etc.,
The Himalayan Black Bear and the Sloth Bear are housed in large moated
The Hippopotamus is a special attraction at the zoo. The Crocodile
Complex has all the three Indian Crocodile species.
The Reptile section has Pythons, Snakes, Land Tortoises, Terrapins,
Water Monitor Lizards, Monitor Lizards etc.,
Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Spotted Deer and Thamin Deer are in the
A mixed 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.
The Zoo is open round the year on all weekdays except Monday.