Indian Lions or Asiatic Lions is one of five big cat species found in India, a single population exists in the Gir Forest National Park of Gujarat state. Asiatic lion is listed as endangered due its small population in Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project by Indian Government to provide alternate home for Panthera leo persica in other states of India such as Jawahar Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary,Darrah National Park, Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary Madhya Pradesh and Barda Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat.
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia and the only home of Indian Lions. All the images are taken at Gir Forest National Park of Gujarat state.
Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is located 200 kilometres from Gwalior in north western Madhya Pradesh. The park is home to many species of wild animals and selected as one of the best place to reintroduce Asiatic lions from Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.
The Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected forest area,situated in the southeast portion of the Pratapgarh. Dry deciduous forest of Sita Mata Sanctuary was one of the choice to reintroduce Asiatic lions from Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan.
Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary is a well known picnic spots, dense forests,situated about 70 kilometres from the city of Varanasi. The park is home to variety of wild animals and paradise for bird watchers, Asiatic lions were introduced at Chandra Prabha in 1958 and now it is also in the list for reintroduction of Indian Lions in Uttar Pradesh.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is extends across the Aravalli Range and home to a very large variety of wild life. The Kumbhalgarh park will have shortly few Indian Lions from Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and lion safari can provide additional attraction for tourist.
Barda Wildlife Sanctuary lies 15 kilometers away from the Porbandar, A good place for wildlife photography and bird watching in Gujarat. The fascinating wildlife sanctuary is another best place in Gujarat to for Reintroduction of Indian Lions.
In 2018, 23 endangered Asiatic lions in Gujarat were found dead due to canine distemper virus (CDV), Gir is the solo home to India’s entire population of around 500 wild Asiatic lions.