Asiatic Lions

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Asiatic Lion - Biology and Behavior
... Asiatic lions are similar to African forms, though they have less-swollen tympanic bullae, shorter post-orbital constriction, and usually have divided infraorbital foramen ... Their size corresponds to that of central African lions ... Asiatic lions are highly social animals, living in units called prides ...
Asiatic Lion in Mythology and Art
... For more details on this topic, see Cultural depictions of lions ... on numerous flags and coats of arms all across Asia and Europe, the Asiatic lion also appears on the Emblem of India and the flag of Sri Lanka ... Narasimha (Narasingh or Narasinga - man-lion) is described as an incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu within the Puranic texts of Hinduism and is worshiped as "Lion God" ...
Lionesses - Population and Conservation Status
... Most lions now live in eastern and southern Africa, and their numbers there are rapidly decreasing, with an estimated 30–50% decline over the last two decades ... Estimates of the African lion population range between 16,500 and 47,000 living in the wild in 2002–2004, down from early 1990s estimates that ranged as ... Therefore the lion is considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, while the Asiatic subspecies is endangered ...
Asiatic Lion
... The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) also known as the Indian Lion, is a subspecies of lion ... In 2010, the Gujarat government reported 411 Asiatic lions were sighted in the Gir forest a rise of 52 over the last census of 2005 ... The Asiatic lion is one of the five major big cats found in India, the others being the Bengal tiger, the Indian leopard, the snow leopard and clouded leopard ...
Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project - ON HOLD: Reintroduction Project With Cheetahs Imported From Africa Is Currently Put On Hold By India
... to get the Indian State Government of Gujarat to break its monopolizing of wild Asiatic Lions and release a few overpopulated prides of Asiatic lions spilling out ... reason to maintain its monopoly on wild Asiatic Lions and the tourism revenue generated by them and of recent Gujarat's legal council had put forward ... meantime it has fast tracked the case for the re-introduction of Asiatic Lions to Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary and is hearing it every Monday ...

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