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India's Richest Family Building World's Largest Zoo

Discussion in 'India' started by Smaggledagle, 23 Feb 2021.

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  1. Smaggledagle

    Smaggledagle Well-Known Member

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    The Ambanis family, which is worth around $78.3 billion, is planning to build a zoo and animal rescue center in Jamnagar, western India. The name of the establishment is "Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom", and the site is over 280 acres, which would make it the world's biggest zoo. The zoo is planning for a 2023 opening.

    According to multiple news sites, the zoo will have "100 species from India and all over the world" including:
    • African lions
    • African elephants
    • Bengal tigers
    • "Black panthers"
    • Cheetahs
    • Indian wolves
    • Komodo dragons
    • Pygmy hippos
    • Rosy pelicans
    • Fishing cats
    • Barking deer
    • Sloth bears
    • Slender lorises
    • Giraffes
    • Ostriches
    • Meerkats
    • Jaguars
    • Asiatic lions
    • Orangutans
    • Lemurs
    • Gorillas
    • Malayan tapirs
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    It is only the world's largest zoo if you limit the world to India, Tierpark Berlin is 40% larger, as are plenty of others.
     
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  5. amur leopard

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    The Toronto Zoo is 2.5 times larger.

    As for the plans, I have hope that the exhibits will be suitable for the animals, but think we might end up with a similar zoo to Pairi Daiza. We'll have to wait and see.
     
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    A 2023 opening sounds way to early for the amount of work it goes into building a whole zoo from scratch, especially if those involved have no knowledge or prior experience in doing so.

    What’s the probability of these people actually being able to acquire the animals that they want, exotics especially? I’m not too familiar with the species kept in Indian zoos, but I know that some of the species listed are incredibly hard to get throughout Asia.

    BTW, having said these, if I had the kind of money these people have, I would definitely make my own zoo. And to reiterate what others have said on here, 280 acres and 100 species is barely material for the title of “worlds largest” zoo.
     
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    I disagree, all of them are held by many Asian zoos. Indeed, the commonness of these species proves that that this zoo will also be the world’s most mediocre zoo. All the species listed are either being held or held previously within India, and I would argue that the only difficult to procure species will be those held in states ruled by parties that dislike Ambani.