The Indira Gandhi Zoo in Visakhapatnam is such a place where it educates people about wildlife and encourages wildlife conservation.
The Indira Gandhi Zoo in Vizag, which has been in operation for nearly half a century, has a number of distinguishing features that set it distinct from other natural habitats
The following are the 5 facts about the Vizag Zoo
- In terms of acreage, the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Vizag is the country’s third largest zoo. The zoological park covers approximately 625 acres.
2. Giraffes are one of the uncommon creatures seen in India’s wildlife sanctuaries and zoos. The zoo in Vizag is home to two of the country’s 30 giraffes.
- White tigers are an endangered species that is also one of the most popular animals among visitors. Six white tigers live in the Vizag Zoo. There are approximately 5 white tigers in each of the Ariganar Anna Zoological Garden, Nandankanan Zoological Park, and other zoo
4. Another endangered animal species in the country is the Asiatic Lion. The Asiatic Lions are housed at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Vizag, India’s second zoo. Until 2019, the endangered Asiatic lions could only be found in Gujarat’s Gir National Park. In an animal exchange programme, the Vizag Zoo got a pair of Asiatic Lions from the Sakkarbaug Zoological Park. These lions draw a large number of visitors to the zoo.
- The Central Zoo Authority has designated the Vizag Zoo as a major category zoo that plays an important role in animal and bird breeding. The Asiatic wild white tiger, Indian Gaur, and Striped Hyena are now bred at IGZP. Black swans, Ring-tailed lemurs, Bonnet monkeys, Wild dogs, Golden Jackals, Green iguana, Blackbucks, Lutino parakeets, Budgerigar, Alexandria parakeets, Bison, Wild boar, Sambar deer, spotted deer, hog deer Barking deer, Peafowl,Emu and other animals are also bred at the zoological park.