After having established its presence in almost all sectors thinkable, Reliance Industries is planning a unique proposition—to build the world's biggest zoo in Gujarat, the family's home state. The oil-to-data conglomerate, which operates the largest oil-refining complex in Gujarat, will build the zoo in Jamnagar.
The zoo will house close to 100 different species of animals, birds, and reptiles not just native to India, but from across the world, various media reports say. The pet project of Anant Ambani, the youngest son of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani, will come up on the 280 acres of land close to the company's refinery project at Moti Khavdi near Jamnagar.
In addition, the animal venture will also include a rescue center to support the local government, is scheduled to open in 2023, Bloomberg reported citing Parimal Nathwani, corporate affairs director at Reliance.
According to PTI, the zoo will be called 'Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom'. As per the reports, the zoo will have birds and animals from across the world in sections named Frog House, Dragon's Land, an Insectarium, Land of Rodent, Aquatic Kingdom, Forest of India, Marshes of West Coast, Indian Desert and Exotic Island.
The African lion, cheetah, jaguar, Indian wolf, Asiatic lion, pygmy hippo, orangutan, lemur, fishing cat, sloth bear, Bengal tiger, Malayan tapir, gorilla, zebra, giraffe, African elephant and Komodo dragon are also expected to be the part of the zoo.