What Is Vantara? Anant Ambani’s Pet Project In Jamnagar That’s Spread Across 3,000 Acres & Has Rescued 2,000+ Animals

Anant Ambani launched a 3,000-acre animal shelter called Vantara in Jamnagar that will take care of more than 2,000 animals across 43 species.

by Tashika Tyagi
What Is Vantara? Anant Ambani’s Pet Project In Jamnagar That’s Spread Across 3,000 Acres & Has Rescued 2,000+ Animals

Anant Ambani and the Reliance Foundation announced the launch of a beautiful initiative recently – Vantara. Now, if you’re wondering what this initiative is about, then you have come to the right place. Vantara is a rescuing, treating, caring, and rehabilitating centre for animals in Gujarat’s Jamnagar. Spread across 3,000 acres, this animal shelter is now home to more than 2,000 animals across 43 species. This is Anant Ambani’s pet project as he is known for his love for animals and that passion helped him come up with this initiative.

Vantara: A State-Of-The-Art Home For Over 2,000 Rescued Animals

Vantara means Star Of The Forest and is a dedicated centre for abused and threatened animals from India and abroad. This shelter is the brainchild of Anant Ambani and the Reliance Foundation. It is built at Reliance’s Jamnagar Refinery Complex and is spread across 3,000 acres of land. This rescue centre hopes to recreate a sylvan atmosphere for the rescued animals to give them a lush habitable environment. There are also renowned wildlife experts here that will help treat and rehabilitate the animals.

Considered to be the world’s largest animal rescue and rehabilitation centre, Vantara has state-of-the-art healthcare, hospitals, research, and academic centres for animals. In the press release by Reliance Foundation, they also mentioned that Vantara will collaborate with renowned animal protection organisations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) for the protection of animals.

In the press conference, Anant Ambani mentioned that they started the rescue centre during the peak of COVID. Now, over the past few years, they have rescued more than 200 elephants. They have also saved several reptiles and birds from being sold off and hunted. They also aim to include rhino, leopard, and crocodile rehabilitation at this centre. In fact, they have collaborated with international rescue centres in Mexico and Venezuela for animal protection and rehabilitation.

As of now, there are more than 2,000 animals, across 43 species at Vantara. These include 200 elephants, over 300 leopards, tigers, lions, and jaguars, 300 herbivores like deer, and over 1,200 reptiles such as crocodiles, snakes, and turtles.

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Celebrities Pour In Love For Anant Ambani’s ‘Pet Project’

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Ever since the announcement of Vantara broke out, social media has been all praises for Anant Ambani’s passion project. In fact, several celebrities even came forward to show support and shared the news of the rescue centre on their Instagram posts and stories. From Kareen Kapoor Khan and Varun Dhawan to Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday, celebrities showed love and support for this initiative on Instagram.


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This is truly a commendable initiative by Anant Ambani! We hope to see many such amazing initiatives in the near future!

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