India Records 29% Increase In Population Of Asiatic Lions In Gujarat’s Gir In 5 Years

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India Records 29% Increase In Population Of Asiatic Lions In Gujarat’s Gir In 5 Years

The Asiatic Lion population in Gir national park has increased by 29% in the past five years from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020. In 2015, Gir recorded 523 lions, an increase of 27% since 2010. The department has also said the distribution area of lions in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, where Gir is situated, has increased by 36% from 22,000 sqkm in 2015 to 30,000 sqkm. The announcement was made by the Gujarat government.

The Asiatic lion is a Panthera leo leo population in India. Its current range is restricted to the Gir National Park and environs in the Indian state of Gujarat.