New Delhi: Reliance will build what it claims to be the world’s largest zoo in Gujarat’s Jamnagar, a top company executive confirmed to the newspaper TOI.
The zoo will house close to 100 different species of animals, birds, and reptiles not just native to India – but from across the world, says the report.
It will come up on the 280 acres of land close to the company’s refinery project at Moti Khavdi near Jamnagar, the world’s largest oil refinery project where RIL also operates its petrochemicals plant.
The zoo will likely open to the public after work is completed in the following two years if there are no more delays in the project such as those due to COVID-19 this year, the RIL executive told TOI.
The name of the zoo will be “Greens Zoological, Rescue & Rehabilitation Kingdom”. Parimal Nathwani, the RIL Director for Corporate Affairs – who often posts wildlife and conservation-related posts on his Twitter handle – told TOI, reportedly.