Panthera leo persica
Gir Forest National Park, Gujarat
Did you know?
Lion cubs are born blind
Interesting facts and Features:
- Asiatic lions are highly social animals, living in units called prides.
- Their prides have an average of only two females, whereas an African pride has an average of four to six.
- The males are less social and only associate with the pride when mating or on a large kill.
- They have belly fold and distinctive tuft of hair on elbow which are absent in their Afican counterparts.
- They predominantly prey on deer (sambar & chital), antelope (nilgai), wild boar, and livestock