India's richest family is planning to build the world's largest zoo, already sparked animal activist
India's richest family, known for its lavish lifestyle and control of India's most valuable company, has a new venture: building the world's largest zoo.
The Ambanis, the billionaire family that owns the $168 billion conglomerate Reliance Industries, plan to build a 280-acre zoo and animal rescue sanctuary called "Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom" in Jamnagar, a city in western India, The Week Magazine reports. Mukesh Ambani, Reliance's owner and majority shareholder, is worth $78.3 billion, making him the 12th-richest person in the world.
The zoo is the "pet project" of Anant Ambani, Mukesh Ambani's 25-year-old son, per The Week. Anant is a board member at Jio, Reliance's telecom arm. The zoo will be built near the company's refinery in Jamnagar, per The Week.
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