- Reliance Industries is planning to build the world’s largest Zoo in Gujarat’s Jamnagar, said the company executive.
- The Zoo will be built on about 280 acres of land, which is close to Jamnagar.
- The Zoo will house close to 100 different species from India and across the world.
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries is all set to build the world’s largest Zoo in Gujarat’s Jamnagar, the company’s top executive confirmed.
The Zoo is proposed to be built on about 280 acres of land, which is close to the company’s refinery project at Moti Khavdi near Jamnagar, said reports.
The Zoo will house around 100 different species of animals, birds, and reptiles from India and across the world. It is reported that the project will be completed in the next two years if it does not face any hurdles.
A pet project of Anant Ambani is close to becoming reality. The Central and State government have already granted permission to start this project, said the top executive.
“It will be called ‘Greens Zoological, Rescue & Rehabilitation Kingdom’. All the required approvals from central and state government authorities concerned have already been obtained,” Parimal Nathwani, RIL Director (corporate affairs) told TOI.
The Zoo will house a variety of different species, including barking Deers, slender loris, sloth bears, fishing cats, Komodo Dragons, Indian Wolves, and Rosy pelicans as per the proposal. Apart from this, it will also house Crowned Cranes, Jaguars, Ostriches, Giraffes, Meerkats, Spectacles Aiman, Cheetahs, African Elephants, and Great Indian Bustards.
The Zoo will have different sections, including Forest Of India, Frog House, Insect Life, Dragon’s Land, Exotic Island, Wild Trail Of Gujarat, among others, according to the project plan shared on Central Zoo Authority’s Website.
“We are aware of RIL’s interest and passion for wildlife and its conservation. While not fully aware of the project details, I’m sure it will set a good example for private participation in wildlife conservation,” said Soumitra Dasgupta, Additional Director-General of forests (wildlife), Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
At present, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is India’s largest zoo-located in Andhra Pradesh. Currently, there are about 72 zoological parks zoos in the country.
According to the TravelTriangle, the National Zoological Gardens Of Africa located in South Africa is the world’s largest zoo, with a land area of 210 acres.