Visakhapatnam: For the first time after Covid lockdown, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park will be thrown open for the public on Tuesday.

Curator Nandani Salaria said the state government has allowed reopening of Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam for the visitors.

Visitors shall have to follow standard operating procedures issued by the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi, in view of prevailing COVID-19.

The curator advised the visitors to wear masks and follow social distancing norms. Thermal scanning of visitors and masks will be checked for at the gate. Visitors have an option to book tickets online by visiting

Zoo authorities have advised people to book online tickets which will reduce the contact between the visitors and the staff.

She also appealed to the visitors not to bring food, plastics, or crackers inside the Zoo campus. She said a fine would be imposed if people violated the Covid-19 norms of public safety.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located in Kambalakonda Reserve Forest and is the third-largest zoo in the country with over 75 species and spread over 253 hectares. It was established in 1977.

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