|A deer park was started inside Berhampur University campus at Bhanja Vihar, in 1989 with only one male and one female deer. The University had spent Rs 20,000.00 for the park. when M.Y. Rao was the administrator of the university. The present number of these deer has crossed 50, including 20 adult males,". The deers were gifted by the State Forest Department. The Deer Park was established over only 2.8 hectares of land.
This park is under the direct management of the zoology department of the university since 1989. The Central Zoo Authority of India had accorded 'Mini Zoo' status to this deer park two years ago.
There are a number of casuarinas trees over the park which provides too much shade and creats unhealthy atmosphere for the deers. There is only one 10 feet X 5 feet cement tub and another small tub for providing drinking water to somany deers. Though the deers need much food, the University is providing only 1.5 metric tonnes of food per month which is for around 50 deers spending only Rs 1 lakh 20 thousand per annum. There is a caretaker to take care of the ailing deers.