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 price $79bn, is Reliance’s proprietor and the Twelfth-richest particular person on the 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 keeping 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 alternate for 2 pairs of zebra from Israel, a swap that activists and native political events have criticised, in keeping with Northeast Now Information.
“It appears that evidently even wild animals stored in captivity in zoos can not escape from the tentacles of massive 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 a press release, in keeping with the publication.
On Sunday, about 100 activists gathered in entrance of the Guwahati Zoo to protests towards the switch of the panthers, in keeping with English language every day, Telegraph India.
The Ambani household stay in a 27-story tower in Mumbai that has three helipads and reportedly value $1bn to construct.
The zoo is ready to be residence to just about 100 species of animals, birds and reptiles from India and internationally, that may additionally embrace African lions, Bengal tigers and Komodo dragons, the Enterprise Insider reported, citing native media studies.