기르 국립공원은 면적 1,412㎢로 아시아 사자가 야생 상태로 남아있는 유일한 곳이며, 아프리카를 제외하고는 유일한 야생 사자 집단 서식지로 알려져 있다.
Gir Forest National Park
In the 19th century, the rulers of Indian princely states used to invite the British colonists for hunting expeditions. At the end of the 19th century, only about a dozen Asiatic lions were left in India, all of them in the Gir Forest, which was part of the Nawab of Junagarh's private hunting grounds. Today, it is the only area in Asia, where Asiatic lions occur, and is considered one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.[Learn more]
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