Incredible India: Gir Forest & National Park, Gujarat

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Gir Forest & National Park, Gujarat, West India. In spite of early conservation efforts, the count of Asiatic Lions were reduced to a mere 15 due to heavy hunting. The Gir National Park was established in 1965 covering 1412 sq. KM, including the forest. In 2010, their count increased to 411 lions. There are many species of animals, birds and plants in the forest. There are 7 perennial rivers & 4 dams that provide water in this desert area. A Gir Interpretation Zone within the sanctuary is open to visitors. More…

Photo by Mayankvagadiya (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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