About Us

Our History

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam came into existence in the year 1972 as per GO.Ms.No.579, Forests and Rural Development Department and Inaugurated and opened to public on 19.05.1977 by Sri Ibrahim Ali Ansari Minister for Forests is one of the finest Zoo's in India located amidst a beautiful natural setting and spreads over an area of 625 acres comprising following animals and birds covering total in 67 enclosures live in large open moats and aviaries surrounded by the reserve forest and thus gives the animals a feeling of living close to their natural habitat.

In addition to this, an extent of 20.25 Ha. of Marine Land Complex area is with the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam for development of Dolphinarium and other marine animal enclosures etc. In addition that the Animal Rescue Centre was constructed near Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam in an area of 30 Ha. of Kambalakonda Reserve Forest to house 30 Lions and 30 Tigers during 2001. At present the following animals are housed in above Animal Rescue Centre which are rescued from various circuses etc

Species Summary

Species No. of Animals
Carnivores 65
Herbivores 221
Primates 39
Rodents 8
Reptiles 90
Aves (Birds) 254

Management Team

Sri B. Vijaya Kumar

Curator
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam

He is a senior Forest Officer with experience in captive management and free ranging wildlife for more than two decades.

Dr.V. Srinivas

Zoo Veterinarian

He is working in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam for the last 16 years and had experiencing in dealing with not only captive inmates and also free ranging animals in the state.

Sri S.S. Ali Mashaddy

Assistant Curator

He is having wide knowledge in dealing with captive animals for more than 8 years in different capacities.

Sri B.V. Ramana

Forest Section Officer

He is young Forester with interest in wildlife photography and working in Vizag zoo for the last 3 years.

Sri D. Satyam

Forest Section Officer

He is a dynamic Forester working in Vizag zoo for last 3 years with a interest in Wildlife management.