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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES AND ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS IN ANDHRA PRADESH


The varied topography of Andhra Pradesh, right from the hills of Nallamala and the Eastern Ghats to the shores of Bay of Bengal, supports diverse ecosystems and a rich variety of wildlife. The wildlife species found in the state are tigers, panthers, wolves, wild dogs, sloth bears, hyenas, black bucks, chinkaras, nilgais, cheetals, sambars and a wide range of birds and reptiles. The districtwide sanctuaries and zoological parks below would be helpful to your wildlife trip.

Visakhapatnam

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam

Kondakarla Ava Lake and Bird Sanctuary, Visakhapatnam

Adilabad

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary & Tiger Reserve

Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary

Chittor

Kaundilya Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittoor

East Godavari

Papikonda National Park, East Godavari

Krishna/West Godavari

Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

Kadapa

Rajiv Gandhi National Park

Sri Lanka Malleswaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Khammam

Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary

Hyderabad

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, Hyderabad

Nehru Zoolgical Park, Hyderabad (http://www.hyderabadzoo.org)

Kurnool

Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Kurnool

Medak

Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary, Medak

Nellore

Nelapattu Wildlife Sanctuary

Pulicat Wildlife Sanctuary

Thiruvallur

Pulicat Sanctuary

Karimnagar

Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Ranga Reddy

Mrugavani National Park

Tirupati

Sri Venakateswara Zoological and National Park, Tirupati (http://www.svzoo.org)

Warangal

Vana Vignan Kendhram (Mini Zoo), Warangal

Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary

Andhra Pradesh Forest Department (http://forest.ap.nic.in) looks after the protection and conservation of forest areas and its wildlife. It is also good resource centre to get the detailed information about forests in Andhra Pradesh.


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