Indira Gandhi Zoological park is situated in Visakhapatnam amidst the scenic eastern ghats of India, flanked by hills on either side and Bay of Bengal on the east. Declared open to the public on 19th May 1977. The park extends over an area of 625 acres.
Conservation of critically endangered fauna (Special attention on endemic fauna).
Wildlife Conservation and Management.
To construct nocturnal animal house, reptile house and enclosures for animals apart from setting up Marine land complex on shores of the Bay of Bengal in an area of hundred acres.
Animal / Bird collection:
Eighty species numbering 800 animals -
Primates comprising monkeys : Common langur, rhesus monkey, bonnet monkey and fauna like mandrills, olive and sacred babbons.
Carnivores : Panthers, tigers, lions, pumas, jaguars, wolves, jackals, hyena, ratle etc.
Reptiles: Pythons, Tortoise, terrapins, Monitor lizards
Herbivores: Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Spotted deer, and Thamin deer
Birds : Grey/ Rosy pelicans, Pied horn bills, painted storks, peacocks, ducks, love birds, cockateels and other ground birds
Special attractions : Hippopotamus & Crocodiles.