Reliance Industries is building one of world’s biggest zoos, in terms of number and species of animals at one place, in Gujarat’s Jamnagar.
The project is being developed under Anant Ambani, the younger son of Reliance Industries’ chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani.
The permission has been granted by both the central and state governments. After getting approval from both the governments, RIL will start working on this project on 280 acres of land.
RIL Director (Corporate Affairs) Parmil Nathwani said, “We have started work on this project. This zoo will be the world’s largest zoo.”
He further added, “The zoo is going to be even larger than the zoo located in Singapore. It will be made in about 300 acres of land.” He said that in the coming days, animals of several species will be kept here.
MK Das, additional chief secretary in Gujarat chief minister’s office said, “As we all know the world’s tallest statue is in Gujarat [Statue of Unity in Kevadiya]. Now, one of the world’s biggest zoos, in terms of number and species of animals at one place, is coming up very shortly in Jamnagar.”
“The Detailed Project Report submitted along with the Master Plan for the proposed establishment of the Greens Zoological Rescue and the Rehabilitation Kingdom at Jamnagar, Gujarat by Reliance Industries Limited was approved by the 33rd Meeting of the Central Zoo Authority held on February 12, 2019,” the Central Zoo Authority website states.
As per details uploaded on the Central Zoo Authority, the mega zoo, will be called ‘Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom’ and will be spread over 250.1 acres.
As per the plan layout shared by CZA, 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.
Animals from all over the country and the world like the Bengal Tiger, Orangutan, African Lion, Cheetah, Jaguar, Indian Wolf, Asiatic Lion, Pygmy Hippo, Lemur, Fishing Cat, Sloth Bear, Malayan Tapir, Gorilla, Zebra, Giraffe, African elephant and Komodo Dragon are expected to be part of the largest zoo.