The Asiatic Lion is now found exclusively in the Gir Forest National Park of India and are down to a population of around 500 #Lion

The Asiatic Lion is now found exclusively in the Gir Forest National Park of India and are now a population of around 500 which is up from only about 20 animals a few years ago.

Asiatic lion - via Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Habitat:  Grasslands and plains - National Parks: Found only at the Gir National Forest, Gujarat - Status in the Wild:  Endangered

Adult Male Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) at Gir Forest National Park, India. In May 2015 the Asiatic lion population at Gir Forest was estimated at 523 individuals adult males, 201 adult females, and 213 cubs).

Rare Lions Cubs are the Pride of Paignton Zoo

Rare Lions Cubs are the Pride of Paignton Zoo (ZooBorns)

A pair of male Asiatic Lions born June 16 at Great Britain’s Paignton Zoo are two of just 15 born in zoos around the world so far this year. Photo Credit: Paignton Zoo Only about 500 Asiatic Lions are found.

One of the few lions remaining in India, now found at Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, India.

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Lion animal species of mammals from cats and one of the four big cats belonging to the genus Tiger, which is the second largest cats in the world, after the tiger, where it exceeds the large male weighing 250 kg

Endangered Asiatic lions at the Gir lion sanctuary at Sasan in Gujarat state, India [Photo: Ajit Solanki]

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Asiatic Cheetahs in Iran on brink of extinction. Asiatic lions are now extinct in Iran.

I want to go there. Gujarat (India). 'The only wild Asiatic  lions – along with various other  animals and 300 species of  birds – live in the Sasan Gir  Wildlife Sanctuary, which off ers  jeep safaris.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/gujarat/sasan-gir-wildlife-sanctuary

The only wild Asiatic lions – along with various other animals and 300 species of birds – live in the Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, which offers jeep safaris.

These rare Asiatic Lion cubs are three times the fun at Cotswold Wildlife Park.  See more photos and video at ZooBorns.com and at http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2016/08/lion-triplets-are-three-times-the-fun.html

It’s three times the fun when Asiatic Lion cub triplets Kali, Sita, and Sonika come out to play at Cotswold Wildlife Park. Born May the three female cubs have spent the last two months in the birthing den with.

Rock what Rock? Asiatic Lion

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Lion -- isn't it ironic how the king of the jungle is a feline? No wonder cats are so bossy! They are beautiful creatures. I can't imagine coming face to face with one of these and fearing for my life.

Gir National Park: The Majestic Home of the Royal Asiatic Lions | Explore with Ecokats - Sustainable Travel Blog

Gir National Park: The Majestic Home of the Royal Asiatic Lions

Gir National Park: The Majestic Home of the Royal Asiatic Lions | Explore with Ecokats - Sustainable Travel Blog

~ Asiatic lion, a.k.a. the Indian lion - subspecies that exists as a single isolated population in India's Gujarat State  ~ listed as Endangered

used the Lion face for the Lion and the Lamb ornament. Glued to the flat part of mason jar lid, added a brownish ruffle for the lion mane

Asiatic lion cubs sit near their den in the Khutani area of the sanctuary in the Junagadh region of Gujarat.

Animal pictures of the week: 17 July 2015

Newborn asiatic lion cubs at the Gir National Park in India

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Male and female Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) in Tiergarten Nuremberg, Germany.

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