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 gujarat on 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 male asiatic lion has a relatively short, sparse and darker mane compared to the fuller mane of the african lion as a result, the male asiatic lion's ears tend to remain visible at all times the most distinguishing characteristic of the asiatic lion is the longitudinal fold of skin that runs along its belly. In comparisons to the lions in africa, the asiatic lion is the same size as the central african lion but smaller than the large african lions habitat human encroachment has forced the habitats of lions to shrink to a small area of only 545 square miles. Asiatic lion is one of the seven sub-species of lions on this planet its scientific name is panthera leo persica gir, popular name for part of gujarat in india is the only place where this magnificent animal is found today. But asiatic lions on an average have slightly longer length, but big african lions are even bigger the front skull part, mane are bigger for african lion, which essentially contributes more to the looks of a lion.
Male and female asiatic lions drink water in gir forest national park, the threatened species' current habitat photograph: nisarg lakhmani/corbis wildlife is under threat in most of india, but. Is the last abode of the asiatic lion turning into a death trap for the big cat gir in india's gujarat state is home to asiatic lions and has seen 256 lions dying in the past five years experts. The asiatic lion is a big cat and lion subspecies that can only be found in gujarat, india other big cats that inhabit india include the clouded leopard, snow leopard, indian leopard and bengal tiger. The asiatic lion (panthera leo persica), also known as the indian lion or persian lion,  is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in india's gujarat state it is listed as endangered by the international union for conservation of nature (iucn) due to its small population size.
Asiatic lion is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in india's gujarat state endangered species of wildlife portrait photo of a rare, adult male asiatic lion or panthera leo persica in the bristol zoo. Category pets & animals suggested by umg beauty and the beast (from beauty and the beast/official video) song ｻｰｸﾙ･ｵﾌﾞ･ﾗｲﾌ. Asiatic lions are a little smaller than the lions that live in africa and the biggest males only get to be a little over 400 pounds that's about the same as a medium-sized black bear. We are upsc aspirants and this is sort of blog to share our views on different issues we will also share study material for the benefit of the fellow aspirants. The asiatic lion also known as the indian lion or persian lion, is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in india’s gujarat state it is listed as endangered due to its small population size since 2010, the lion population in the gir forest national park has steadily increased.
A female asiatic lion in the gir forest rupal vaidya/wikimedia when we think of lions, most of us think of africa but in india, there exists one tiny community of wild asian lions, a remnant of a once much larger population and they’re making headlines right now—their future is the center of. The size the male is about 09 meter to 12 meter as shoulder height and the female is with 07 meters to 12 meters in shoulder height the length of male asiatic lion is 27 meters to 38 meters and of female is 2 meter to 28 meter including the tail. The asiatic lion is endangered largely because of hunting by humans after firearms became widespread while the subspecies once ranged through europe, the middle east and india, it now only occupies a relatively small area of dry deciduous forest in western india.
The asiatic lion reintroduction project is attempting to restore additional wild populations with captive-bred animals, though the state of gujarat is resisting this as they wish to retain their unique status as the only home of wild asian lions. The asiatic lion (panthera leo persica), also known as the indian lion or persian lion, is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in india's gujarat state it is listed as endangered by iucn due its small population size [1. Asiatic lions in gujarat there are only around 600 asiatic lions left in the wild, living in the indian state of gujarat, western india the population largely live in the protected park area of the gir forest national park and sanctuary.
The most important adaptation of the asiatic lion is that they live in groups called pridesand their fur blends in with the dead grass. (a male lion in gir credit: wikimedia commons) a 270-member force of the gujarat forest department, divided into 64 teams, has fanned out from september 24 to detect diseases in the asiatic lions of gir. Once, this lion ranged from the mediterranean to india and over much of west asia, where it was known as the persian lion compared to the male african lion's magnificent mane, his asiatic counterpart sports barely a ruff. Christian j wenker, nadia robert, in fowler's zoo and wild animal medicine, 2012 stargazing and related neurologic signs in lions is a well-known syndrome the name of the disease relates to the characteristic attitude with the lion's head pulled backward, giving the impression that the animal is staring at the sky.
The asiatic lion is found predominantly in forested habitats while the african lion mostly inhabits savannah ecosystems the asiatic lions show a preference for moist mixed forests, followed by mixed forests, savannah habitats and teak-acacia-zizyphus. This video was shot at the gir national park- the last home of the asiatic lion these majestic animals were once spread over a significant part of asia, but unfortunately, wanton poaching and. The asiatic lion (panthera leo persica) is a subspecies of the lion it survives today only in india , where it is also known as the indian lion they once ranged from the mediterranean to india, covering most of southwest asia , and hence it is also known as the persian lion. The asiatic lion currently exists as a single subpopulation, and is thus vulnerable to extinction from disease epidemic or a large forest fire there are indications of poaching incidents in recent years, and reports that organised gangs have switched attention from tigers to these lions.
The asiatic lion is so called because it used to be found all the way from greece, in the mediterranean, to india today, though, its habitat has shrunk to comprise only india’s gir forests, found in the state of gujarat for this reason, it is often known as the indian lion today. The central zoo authority wants all 350 animals to die out after a flawed reproduction programme allowed the asiatic lion to mate with its african cousins.