ANIMAL COLLECTION :
Nearly eighty species numbering eight
hundred animals are present in the zoo. The well planned layout of the zoo
different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles,
ungulates and birds.
The primates comprise various monkeys - the
common Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Bonnet Monkey and also includes certain other exotic fauna
like Mandrills, Olive Baboons and Sacred Baboons.
The carnivore section contains
Panthers, Tigers, Lions, Pumas and Jaguars and lesser carnivores, like Wolves,
Jackals, Wild dogs, Hyenas, etc.,
The Himalayan Black bear and the Sloth bear
in the bear complex are housed in large moated enclosures.
The hippopotamus is a special attraction to
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, Nilgai, Barking
Deer and Thamin Deer are the collection in Herbivores section.
A varied collection of birds from the
eastern ghats in the large walk-through aviaries is a special attraction in the
zoo. Grey Pelicans, Rosy Pelicans, Pied Horn bills, Painted Storks, Peacocks, Ducks, other
ground birds and little beautiful love birds, Budgerigars, and Cockateels form the bird
collection in the zoo.
FUTURE PLANS :
Our future plans include the construction
of a nocturnal animal house, reptile house enclosures for Small Mammals, Lion Tailed
Macaque, Deer etc.,
It is also proposed to setup a Marine Land
Complex on the shores of the Bay of Bengal in an area of hundred acres adjoining the
for the captive breeding of endangered marine fauna of the Bay of Bengal like Dolphins,
Dugongs, Sea Turtles etc.
APPEAL TO VISITORS
1. Please keep the park clean. Use
2. Please walk on footpaths. Keep the
3. Please don't feed the animals. It
may spoil their health.
4. Please don't tease the animals.
5. Follow the rules and co-operate with the
6. The zoo can now be accessed from the road going to Rushikonda, which was
1. The zoo is open round the year and is
closed on Mondays.
2. Timings : 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
3. Rates of admission
Main gate :
- Rs. 10.00/- and Children - Rs. 5.00/-
Cars - Rs.
200/- (with 5
In the van belonging to the zoo -
Adult Rs. 15/-
Child Rs. 10/-
Train ride - Adult Rs. 15/-
Child Rs. 10/-
5. Elephant ride :
(3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.)
Still Camera -
Rs. 10/- Video
Camera - Rs. 75/-