AP: PCCF Madhusudhana Reddy visits Vizag Zoo Park: Focus on facilities to attract visitors directs to Zoo authorities
Andhra Pradesh Forest Department PCCF (HoFF) Mr. Y. Madusudan Reddy visited Visakhapatnam Indira Gandhi Zoological Park today and initiated several development programs.
As a part of regular field inspection, Sh. Y Madhusudhana Reddy, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) & HoFF, Chief Wildlife Warden, Andhra Pradesh visited Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam on June 19, 2023.
During his visit he released the Himalayan Black Bear, and Mouse deer into their respective enclosures and all these animals are available for public display. He has inaugurated the Renovated Sloth Bear 2 enclosure and Himalayan Goral enclosure. He has inspected various ongoing development works in IGZP and gave suggestions for various animal enclosures and improvement of visitor amenities.
Speaking on this occasion, PCCF Sri.Y. Madhusudhana Reddy, IFS emphasized the importance of focusing on visitor amenities to create a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for all zoo visitors. He expressed his satisfaction with the efforts made by the IGZP team to continually enhance the park’s facilities, catering to the diverse needs and expectations of visitors. He also highlighted the significance of animal health care and collection for IGZP.
He emphasized the park’s commitment to the well-being of its animal residents, ensuring their comfort and providing them with a natural and enriching habitat. To increase the collection of animals in Vizag Zoo, new animals are being brought from foreign zoos as well as other zoos in India, Said Dr. Nandani Salaria, IFS, Curator, IGZP.
Slender tailed Meerkat, Red Necked Wallaby, Scarlet Macaw, Military Macaw from Czech Republic, Aldabra Giant Tortoise from Japan Zoo, Lioness from Junagadh Zoo, India and Sand Boa, Travancore Tortoise, Red Crowned Tortoise from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) chennai said Dr. Nandani Salaria, IFS, Curator, IGZP.
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is a premier destination that combines conservation, education, and recreation, serving as a vital platform for promoting wildlife conservation and environmental awareness. With the newly inaugurated facilities, IGZP aims to provide an even more memorable experience for visitors, while ensuring the well-being of its animal inhabitants.
Sh. Srikanta Natha Reddy, IFS, CCF, Visakhapatnam also gave his suggestions for improvements in the zoo. Sh. Anant Shankar, IFS, DFO, Visakhapatnam, Sh. G. Lakshman, DFO, Social Forestry, Anakapalli, Sh. Soma Sundaram, DFO, Flying Squad, Smt. G. Mangamma, DCF, IGZP, Sh. B.Gopi, Assistant Curator -1, IGZP, Sh. P. Goapala Naidu, Assistant Curator-2, Smt. B. Bharathi, FSO – 1, Sh. L. Rajeshwara Rao, FSO – 2 and IGZP team participated in the program.