The census area will be divided into 30 zones and will have 625 counting booths and is expected to involve more than 2200 people. Instead of counting pugmarks, direct sighting method will be employed and body marks will be used to identify a lion. All sightings will be captured on camera and will be uploaded on a GPS device provided to each team. The census is done in summer to makes it easier for the sightings as due to the heat, water bodies are favourite hangouts of lion prides and the heat also restricts their movement so makes the sightings easier. The guide was definite that the lion count has increased over the last five years as many new cubs have been born since the last census.