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Asiatic Lion

Panthera leo persica


The Asiatic Lion Female.


Asiatic Lions are now found only at this location. They normally stay in groups with cubs. The Asiatic lion is one of five big cat species found in India, along with Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard. The former habitat of the species included Southeastern Europe, Black Sea Basin, Caucasus, Persia, Canaan, Mesopotamia, Baluchistan, from Sindh in the west to Bengal in the east, and from Rampur and Rohilkund in the north to Nerbudda in the south. It differs from the African lion by less inflated auditory bullae, a larger tail tuft and a less developed mane.


The Asiatic lion, also known as the Indian lion or Persian lion, is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in India's Gujarat state.

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Gujarat, India

Spotted on May 5, 2016
Submitted on May 8, 2016

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