Comparison of Gujarat Lions and Bengal Tigers of India

Tiger and Lions are two largest species of wild big cats found in India, Asiatic lions are only found in Gir forest of Gujarat and Bengal tigers are found across the Indian subcontinent. Habitats of Gujarat Lions and Bengal Tigers are different as well as the size and behavior.

Gujarat Lion (Panthera leo persica)

The Indian Lion

The Asiatic lion also known as the Indian Lion is second largest cat species in India, lives as a single population in Indian state of Gujarat. Dry deciduous forest of Gir sanctuary in Gujarat is the only wild habitats supporting the Indian lions with total population estimated at 523 individuals.

Family: Felidae Cat
Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Panthera Leo
Habitat Range: Gir Forest
Body Weight: Up to 190 kg
Prey Upon: Chital, Wild pigs
Hunting: Nocturnal
Behavior: Live in Prides
Number in Wild: 523 in 2015

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

Indian Bengal Tiger

The Royal Bengal Tiger is the most majestic creature on the Planet and also the largest cat species, found across the Indian subcontinent. Total population of Bengal tigers in India, an estimated 2,226 individuals in the wild and the Sundarbans National Park is home to more than 400 tigers.

Family: Felidae Cat
Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris
Habitat: Indian Subcontinent
Body Weight: Up to 325 kg
Prey Upon: Sambar and Gaur
Hunting: Nocturnal
Behavior: Live Solitary
Number in Wild: 2,226 in 2014

Five Big Cat of India

Cat-Family-of-India

India is home to top five species of big cats, widely distributed on the continent. The felidae family includes Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard.

Asiatic Lion
Bengal Tiger
Indian Leopard
Snow Leopard
Clouded Leopard