The Asiatic Lions are found nowhere else in the world, in no other national parks of India,except in the dry forest of Sasan-Gir national park in Gujarat.
Earlier the Indian lions were used to roam around the state of Rajasthan, Madhaya Pradesh, Haryana and Guajrat but due to the hunting and deforestation, Gir the only remaining habitat of wild Lions.
There is an ambitious plan to relocate the lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh, after a long wait finally gets green signal from Supreme Court ruling.
The Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project is to establish a second open wild population of Asiatic Lions at the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Sheopur district, about 120 kilometres from Gwalior. This dry forest is one of the three declared potentially suitable area for reintroduction of lions and reintroduction of Cheetah in India.
Lions are one of the world biggest land carnivores. The super predators love to prey chital or spotted deer but the favourite one is wild boar.
The Gir forest is the former royal reserve and the last home of this beautiful, rare, and highly endangered animal the Asiatic lions.
The Last Lions of India is one of the documentary about the Asiatic lions which are different from African lions in many ways but are thriving in India.
The Asiatic lion or Panthera leo persica are one of the most endangered species of animal in India due to the small population size. (523 only as per last counting)
In August 2017 the Asiatic Lion Census reveals 650 individuals in the wild but in year 2018 due to CDV 23 lions were found dead.