Asiatic lions are found in the Gir forest in Gujarat.
The Asiatic Lion (also known as the Persian Lion or Indian Lion) is a member of the Panthera Leo Leo subspecies that is confined to India. The Asiatic Lion is one of the five pantherine cats native to India. The others being: the Bengal Tiger, the Indian Leopard, Snow Leopard and the Clouded Leopard.
Characteristics of the Asiatic Lion
Listed below are characteristics of the Asiatic Lion
- The colour of the Asiatic Lion varies from sandy or buffish grey to silvery sheen in certain lightings.
- The males have a moderate mane growth at the top, contrasted to their African counterparts, as such their ears are visible.
- The lion has a larger tail buff in comparison with the African lion.
- The most striking characteristic character of the Indian lion is a longitudinal fold of skin along its belly.