Thursday, January 31, 2013

Asiatic lion to be found in Gir.

Linah Baliga, TNN Jan 27, 2013, 01.08PM IST
MUMBAI: Now, here is a chance to meet the Asiatic Lion in Gir in Gujarat and observe the pristine rainforests of Malaysia with BNHS in the summer vacations.
Gir National Park is one of the oldest National Parks of India and is famed for being the last refuge of the Asiatic Lion. The arid landscape of Gir has a lot to offer besides the famous Asiatic Lion. Gir also supports a large population of the leopards and is famed for having the largest concentration of carnivores. Important prey species are Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Nilgai, and Sambar. Gir is also excellent for birds, many species like Mottled Wood-owl, Indian Scops-owl, Indian Little Nightjar, Crested Tree swift, Indian Peafowl, Asian Paradise and Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Tawny-bellied and Yellow-eyed Babbler, Indian Stone-curlew and many more can be seen here.

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