The study presents the anisotropy in the indentation creep response of zinc. Indentation creep tests were conducted on grains with three different orientations, namely, 〈0001〉, , and . Indentation creep along the 〈c〉 axis showed a pronounced creep exhibiting a 25% higher creep displacement as compared with indentation perpendicular to the 〈c〉 axis. However, the recovery observed was the highest for basal-oriented grains wherein a recovery of 50% to its indented depth was observed, whereas for the recovery observed was 30%. The stress exponent, n, was obtained by employing two different approaches for each of the orientations and a difference in the stress exponent value was also observed, highlighting the anisotropic creep response. Basal and non-basal oriented grains showed a lower (n ≅ 1.6) and higher stress exponent (n ≅ 5), respectively, highlighting the different operable creep mechanism. Surface topography using atomic force microscope (AFM) revealed twinning and sink-in for and , whereas uniform pile up was observed for basal grain.