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Indira Gandhi Zoological park

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (Visakhapatnam)

Indira Gandhi Zoological park, Indira Gandhi Zoological park tours, Wildlife of Indira Gandhi Zoological parkIndira 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.

Primates
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.

Carnivores
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 enclosures.

The Hippopotamus is a special attraction at the zoo. The Crocodile Complex has all the three Indian Crocodile species.

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

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

Aves
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.

Timings
Timings 9.00a.m.to5.00p.m. The Zoo is open round the year on all weekdays except Monday.

 

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