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Vantara: An Oasis of Hope for Animals in Need

Vantara By Anant Ambani

Giving Animals A Second Life

Mar 01, 2024
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Anant Ambani, the younger son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, recently revealed his dream project for a massive animal shelter called "Vantara,". The project aims at a ground-breaking conservation effort towards animals. Let's know more what it is all about.

Vantara, which means "star of the forest" in Sanskrit, is more than simply an animal refuge; it's a tribute to compassion, conservation, and innovative technology, all woven together to create an environment in which animals may thrive.


Built over an enormous 3,000-acre animal sanctuary, The Vantara is a comprehensive Animal Rescue, Care, Conservation, and Rehabilitation programme. He is a director on the boards of RIL and the Reliance Foundation. “We are focused on protecting critically endangered species native to India. We also want to restore vital habitats and address urgent threats to species and establish Vantara as a leading-edge conservation programme,” Anant Ambani told reporters on Sunday.


Vantara By Anant Ambani

Born from Passion, Built with Purpose

Anant Ambani's love & passion for animals has been constant throughout his life. He envisioned Vantara as more than just a rescue centre, but as a comprehensive ecosystem committed to animal welfare. This vision, along with the resources of Reliance Industries and the Reliance Foundation, established Vantara on February 26, 2024.


The Vantara ecosystem, which is spread across the green belt of Reliance's Jamnagar Refinery Complex in Gujarat, includes a 3,000-acre Elephant Centre that houses over 200 rescued elephants, as well as a 'Green Zoological Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre' that houses over 2,000 animals from 43 different species.


The animal exchange programmes were only carried out after obtaining prior consent from the Chief Wildlife Wardens of the individual states and the Central Zoo Authority in accordance with the regulations of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 and the Zoo Rules of 2009.


A non-profit initiative, the elephant centre is closed to the public while the rescue and rehabilitation centre is slated to open its doors for educational institutions in a bid to increase awareness of conservation issues among people. Meanwhile, according to Anant Ambani, a 500-acre zoological facility is also in the works, which will be opened to the public in the future.


Vantara By Anant Ambani


A Home for the Vulnerable

Vantara is a shelter for a wide variety of animals, including approximately 2,000 individuals from 43 distinct species. Vantara provides an oasis of security for a variety of animals, including majestic lions and tigers, playful monkeys, and rescued birds, from challenges like as poaching, habitat destruction, and illegal wildlife trading.


The facility offers comprehensive care, which includes:

  1. Rescue and Rehabilitation: Vantara has a dedicated staff that aggressively rescues animals in need, offering medical attention, rehabilitation, and appropriate care.


  1. Veterinary Hospital: With advanced equipment such as MRI and CT scan scanners, robotic surgery facilities, and specialized wards, the hospital provides excellent medical care to all animals.


  1. Species-specific Enclosures: Designed to resemble natural environments, the enclosures provide a comfortable and enriching setting in which the animals can roam, explore, and engage in natural behaviours.



A Beacon of Innovation

Vantara exhibits its dedication to animal welfare by adopting cutting-edge technology:


  • Telemedicine: Vantara uses telemedicine to communicate with remote veterinary professionals for consultations and specialized care.


  • Digital Monitoring: Advanced monitoring systems enable real-time tracking of animal health and behaviour, allowing for timely intervention when necessary.


  • Sustainability Practices: Vantara prioritizes ecological practices by implementing solar power, water saving techniques, and appropriate waste management into their facilities.

Vantara By Anant Ambani



Vision for the Future

Vantara's vision goes beyond its immediate limits. It seeks to serve as a model for wildlife conservation initiatives in India and around the world. Vantara seeks to inspire a collaborative effort to safeguard our planet's valuable biodiversity by sharing its knowledge, skills, and best practices with other organizations.


It aims to partner with the Zoo Authority of India and improve 150 plus zoos in terms of training and animal care infrastructure.

At the time when wildlife faces serious threats across the world, Vantara aspires to be at the forefront of conservation efforts.




Vantara shows compassion, innovation, and dedication. It serves as not just a safe haven for animals in need, but also a beacon of hope for the future of wildlife protection. While its voyage has only just begun, Vantara's impact on animal life and the future of conservation seems to be massive.


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