Zoo's open and here's what you need to know!
The following staff is the sanctioned strength and vacancy position of staff in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam as on 31.03.2019.
They are, Administrative, Animal, Veterinary, Sanitary, Stores, Education, Research, Gardening, Security, Maintenance and Engineering sections.
The Administrative work of the zoo including, establishment matter and finances are looked after and headed by the Office Superintendent and other ministerial staff.
The Animal Section is the lifeline of the zoo and its major job is to take care of the feed and upkeep of the animals and their well being. Each section is headed by the Animal Keeper who works under the Zoo Forest Range Officers who in-turn reports to the Curator.
The Veterinary wing is pivotal in Zoo management. It is headed by the Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and other staff like Junior Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Assistant, Lab Assistant, Compounder to assist him during routine checkup of animals and also under emergencies. The veterinary wing is responsible for proper medical care, preventive & Prophylactic measures and also determines the Diet to zoo inmates.
Store receives the daily requirements of all the animals and the feed being supplied to the animals shall be checked by the Veterinary Assistant Surgeon for its quality and then it is distributed to different animal houses as scheduled and as per requirement of each animal on day to day basis.
The Education Section is mandated with the dissemination of conservation awareness among zoo visitors. The Curator is the officer at the helm of affairs of this section.
The Research Section is carrying out the job of in-house data collection and basic research on various aspects of animals in captivity in the zoo.
The safety and security of the vast stretch of zoo including animals, visitors and infrastructure is taken cared by the Security Section. They are responsible to maintain round the clock vigil in the zoo.