With three safari slots — 6. Rajkot - km; Keshod - km; Dui - 76 km.
Over lions are estimated to be living in the Gir sanctuary. A couple of tribes still reside inside the park co-existing with the wild animals. All of this is grouped together to form a living outdoor museum which is a feast for the eyes.
The 1, square kilometer sanctuary has thickly populated villages all around, and as this video indicates, man-animal conflict is rampant. In there were only 52 Asiatic lions in the wild, leaving the population on the brink of extinction, but conservation efforts have resulted in a major population increase, with over individuals now living.
Since the check-in time is at 2pm, you could leave Ahmedabad in the morning and reach the hotel on time. From Rajkot it is about km to Gir. However people who are interested in wildlife keep travelling to the park any time.
It is quite far from Mumbai and Pune. Get in[ edit ] It seems most accepted to spend the night at a hotel in Junagadh and take a bus or taxi to Gir early in the morning.
Keep your eyes and ears open for the smallest of movements in the bushes. Apart from this, there are of course many species of birds, insects and butterflies that call this forest home. The months of summers, i. The Asiatic lion, once known a fearsome predator, is rarely known to attack humans who live around the Gir sanctuary.
We spent the relatively hotter afternoon in the luxury of our hotel room and opted for an evening 5pm safari at Devalia. There are buses from Ahmedabad and possibly other locations.
A conservation success story in the otherwise dire megafauna extinction crisis: You will find many villages located within the forest. Trash to be disposed in proper containers. The most recent census, taken incounted lions living in the Gir.
The Gir lion sanctuary is the only habitat of the Asiatic lion, which once roamed the entire subcontinent. The reptilian fauna comprises the marsh crocodile, star tortoise, monitor lizard and some species of snakes.
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History of Lion deaths in and around Gir Forest Earlier this year, on Marchthe Gujarat Assembly, after being informed by State Forest Minister Ganpat Vasava, announced that 32 Asiatic Lions died due to “unnatural causes” in and around Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, over the last two years.
The sanctuary was expanded to cover peripheral forests, and the core area named Gir National Park. Today, the Gir covers a square-mile area of deciduous forest, thorn forest and savannah.
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The Asiatic lion is a Panthera leo leo population in India. Its range is restricted to the Gir Forest National Park and environs in the Indian state of makomamoa.com the IUCN Red List it is listed under its former scientific name Panthera leo persica as Endangered because of its small size and area of occupancy.
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Sasan-Gir is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. This is the only place outside Africa were Asiatic lions are spotted.
This is the only place outside Africa were Asiatic lions are spotted.Gir sanctaury