Zoos of Andhra Pradesh
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The primary purpose of zoos is to stimulate the scientific study of animal behaviour and educating the people. Zoos are not a mere branch of show business or a source of entertainment and pleasure, they  provide the animals with a sanctuary and encourage them to breed in captivity.

 

Zoos of Andhra Pradesh

 

Click For Website -----> Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad
Location
Nehru Zoolgical park was declared open to the public on 6th October, 1963. The zoo spreads over 400 acres and is the premier picnic spot for the twin-cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is open all round the year except Mondays.  The zoos' undulating landscape provides a natural setting displayed in large habitat-simulating enclosures.The Mir- Alam tank covering nearly 600 acres attracts hundreds of migratory birds which is a special attraction.
Animal/ Bird collection
Primates
: Chimpanzee from Central Africa, Mandrill, Orangatun, Chacma, Olive and yellow baboons( in open islands) etc. Indian primates include Rhesus, Bonnet, Monkeys (stump-tailed, lion-tailed and pig-tailed), Golden and common langurs.
Carnivores : African and Indian lions, Tigers, panthers, jackals ,wolves, hyenas, bears etc.
Reptiles : Giant/ Star tortoises, water turtles, Estuarine crocodiles in open pools , Monitor lizards and chameleons share enclosures, hooded Indian Cobra, Russels Viper, Giant rock-python, tree snakes etc.
Birds : Pea-cock, Rosy pelicans, flamingoes, storks, pigeons, doves,love-birds, parakeets, parrots, pied horn bills,grey horn bills and a variety of munias, finches and buntings.
Specialities and General Info :
The zoo is the first in India to have lion safari and tiger safari, the first modern nocturnal animal house where the animals which are active during night like Lorises, Civets,bats, jungles are exhibited in simulated night conditions.
Zoo is closed on Mondays
Zoo Timings : April to June (8 AM to 5.30 PM) and July to March (8.30 AM to 5PM)
Elephant Ride ( 3 PM to 5.15 PM)

 

Click For Website -----> Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupathi
About the zoo
APFD's third best zoo after Nehru Zoological Park(Hyderabad) and (Visakhapatnam) at Tirupathi, the abode of Lord Venkateswara has daily visitation of about 40,000 people.
Park is developed with a spiritual theme.
The Entrance depicts the incarnations of Almighty(Matsya, Kurma, Varaha and Narasimha avataras) provides an opening to the new theme of the park. 
Inception & Theme
Foundation laid on 29-09-1987 with 5532 acres.
The auspicious arrival of Venkanna, the elephant calf (rescued from cyclone) set the tone for establishment of the park.
Highlihts the role of animals and plants in Indian culture, mythology and literature.
Highlights
Sprawling emerald lawns greet the visitors.
Mayuravani- The house for enchanting peafowls.
Mrugavani - The house for herbivores.
Vrukavihar - Living place for smaller carnivores.
along with parakeets, manias, ducks, geese and a variety of other birds like flamingoes, swans, pelicans, raptors etc.
Plans
Installation of awe-inspiring safaries.
Enthralling reptile and nocturnal animal houses.
Amusing insectorium.
Environmental education centre.
Children's corner.
Improvement for animal health-care and research.

 

Location, Objectives, Plans
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.
Plans 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.

 

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