Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located amidst Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the third largest zoo in the country. The zoological park is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It was declared open to the public on 19 May 1977.   

The Zoo was severely affected by the ‘Hud-Hud’ cyclone; it is classified as one of the extreme cyclonic storm which never recorded earlier at that time, which made landfall on the coast of the state of Andhra Pradesh, near the city of Visakhapatnam on 12thOctober, 2014. ‘Hud-Hud’ cyclone caused severe damage in 26 towns and cities in Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari districts and affected about 9.2 million people. The Joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (JRDNA) completed by the Government of India (GoI) estimated the cost of damage reconstruction to be approximately US$2.16 billion. It is with this backdrop that the state Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) approached the World Bank (referred as the Bank) seeking assistance under the “Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP)”. One of the key activities in this Project is the restoration of environmental services and facilities which included restoration, rejuvenation and redevelopment of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam

Before Hud-Hud

After Hud-Hud