World’s largest zoo in Jamnagar, India – Project by Reliance.
Jamnagar in Gujarat will soon feature the world’s one of the largest zoos. The announcement of setting up ‘Greens Zoological Rescue and the Rehabilitation Kingdom’ by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in Jamnagar district was made by MK Das, Additional Chief Secretary to the chief minister at the virtual conference on Friday. The project is being developed under Anant Ambani, the younger son of Reliance Industries’ chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani.
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. The zoo will have conservation and breeding regions, water bodies, interpretation centre, rescue and rehabilitation centre. Also, the place will have areas for enclosures for wild and exotic animals from Gujarat.
The secretary said that Jamnagar will have “one of the world’s biggest zoos” that will be spread over 250 acres. He said, “As we all know the world’s tallest statue is in Gujarat (the Statue of Unity at Kevadia). 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 centre will feature exotic animals, such as zebra, Jaguar, ostrich, kangaroo, giraffe, white rhino, African lion, chimpanzees, cheetah, African elephant, gorillas, and Komodo dragons, Indian Wolf, Asiatic Lion, Pygmy Hippo, Orangutan, Lemur, Fishing Cat, Sloth Bear, Bengal Tiger, Malayan Tapir, to name a few.