The Asiatic Lion in Gujarat’s Sasan Gir Forest Posted by Nitya on Oct 23, 2018 in Hindi Language
The state of Gujarat in India’s पश्चिमी (paschhimi/western) क्षेत्र (kshetra/region) is प्रसिद्ध (prasiddh/famous) as the घर (ghar/home) of the majestic Asiatic शेर (sher/lion).
Once found in other parts of the world and in पूर्वी (poorvi/eastern) and मध्य (madhya/central) India, it is now believed to make its विशेष (vishesh/exclusive) domain within the confines of the गिर वन राष्ट्रीय उद्यान (Gir van raashtriya udyaan/Gir Forest National Park) in Gujarat.
By Nikunj vasoya – During My visit to Gir Forest, CC BY-SA 3.0
According to recent news reports, a large number (बड़ी संख्या/badi sankhya) of Asiatic lions की मृत्यु हो गई (ki mrutyu ho gayi /died) in the past year, under reportedly अप्राकृतिक (a-praakrutik/unnatural) परिस्थितियों में (paristhitiyon mein/under … circumstances). Some of these included death from falling into खुले कुओं (khule ku-on/open wells) and electrocution from contact with बिजली (bijli/electric) के (ke/of) बाड़ (baad/fences) put up by farmers for protection from the lions.
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as Sasan Gir. It is located in Talala Gir in Gujarat, across an expanse of 545 sq mi. This includes 100 sq mi designated as a fully protected national park and 445 sq mi as wildlife sanctuary.
The region not only draws a large number of tourists who visit for a glimpse of the majestic Asiatic lion, but also scientists and biologists who treasure the diverse ecosystem.
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