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Panthera leo persica
The Asiatic Lion is a subspecies which exists as an isolated population in the Western state of India - Gujarat. These species represent a great conservation success story as their numbers have surged from less than a dozen individuals to over 500 in a century due to ceaseless efforts put in by local communities and authorities.
Dry deciduous forest
Photographed these really cute young cubs at the Gir National Park, which is currently the only place in the world to see Asiatic Lions in the wild.