Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire proprietor of Reliance Industries, plans to construct a 280-acre zoo with greater than 100 species.
Plans to construct the world’s largest zoo and animal sanctuary by India’s richest household, which owns the $168bn Reliance Industries company empire, has stirred controversy within the nation.
The Ambanis plan to construct a 113-hectare (280-acre) zoo and animal sanctuary known as “Inexperienced Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom” in Jamnagar metropolis within the western Indian state of Gujarat, The Week Journal reported.
Mukesh Ambani, who’s value $79bn, is Reliance’s proprietor and the Twelfth-richest individual on this planet.
The “pet undertaking” is led by his son 25-year-old son Anant Ambani, who’s a board member at Jio, Reliance’s telecom arm, in accordance with a Enterprise Insider report.
In January, Reliance Industries struck a take care of Assam State Zoo in Guwahati to acquire two uncommon black panthers in trade for 2 pairs of zebra from Israel, a swap that activists and native political events have criticised, in accordance with Northeast Now Information.
“Evidently even wild animals saved in captivity in zoos can not escape from the tentacles of huge company homes because the latest ‘hush-hush’ switch of two black panthers from the State Zoo in Guwahati to a zoo in Gujarat being arrange by the Reliance group of the Ambanis has proved,” Bobbeeta Sharma, chief of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, mentioned in an announcement, in accordance with the publication.
On Sunday, about 100 activists gathered in entrance of the Guwahati Zoo to protests towards the switch of the panthers, in accordance with English language every day, Telegraph India.
The Ambani household reside in a 27-story tower in Mumbai that has three helipads and reportedly value $1bn to construct.
The zoo is ready to be house to just about 100 species of animals, birds and reptiles from India and the world over, that might additionally embrace African lions, Bengal tigers and Komodo dragons, the Enterprise Insider reported, citing native media stories.