Asiatic Lion

The Asiatic lion is a highly endangered species of India found only in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India. As per the facts and information provided by the wildlife conservation, the size of this Indian lion is only 411 Asiatic lions.

Asiatic Lion Scientific Name


Panthera leo persica

Asiatic Lion Features and Facts



  • Weight: Approximately 150 kg to 250 kg

  • Length (head and body): 1.7 m to 2.5 m

  • Length (tail): 70-105cm

  • Shoulder Height: 1 m to 1.23 m

  • Age of Maturity: 5 years

  • Mating Season: All year round

  • Gestation Period: 100-119 days

  • Birth Interval: 18 to 26 months

  • Lifespan: 16 to 18 years

  • Typical Diet: Deer, antelope, wild boar, buffalo


Conservation of Asiatic Lion


The habitat of this lion is declining in Gir Forest because of the frequent use of crude and illegal electrical fences by farmers so the species is nearing to extinction. In order to increase the population and saves the Asiatic lions from the deep crisis, the Indian forest department started wildlife conservation programme.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag