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  Gir National Park, Lion Sanctuary in Gujarat, Wildlife in India, Wildlife Sanctuaries in India, Gir Sanctuary Gujarat, ...
Gir exhibits great variation in topography, including flat, gently undulating to hilly tracts; and elevation ranges between 152m at Vasadhol to 530m above the sea level at Nandivela hills.
The Gir forest area is extremely rugged and hilly.
The first is the Teak forest and nearly half of the protected area has this kind of a habitat.
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  Gir Forest National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today, the sustaining ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is a result of the efforts of the Government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs.
The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as "protected" in the early 1900's by the then Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh.
The main herbivores of Gir are Chital, Nilgai (or Bluebull), Sambar, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara and Wild boar.
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 Rajasthan Travel: Gir National Park
Gir is the only home in India of the Lion of which there are nearly 300 in the park.
Gir with its lakes, open scrub country, dry deciduous and tropical thorn forests is a complete wild-life lover’s paradise.
The forest is famous for its cattle herders, the Madharis, whose buffaloes form a substantial part of the lions' meals.
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 Gir Forest
Gir today is the only plac in the World, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat.
The last lion seen outside Gir was in 1884, and the king of the jungle has taken his final refuge in Gir.
It is the largest compact tract of dry deciduous forests in the semi-arid western part of the country with last surviving 'gene pool' in nature.
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 Gir National Park, Gir National Park in India, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary,Gir Lion Reserve,National Park in Gir India
Visit the Gir National Park, which is the natural home of the Asiatic lion with a healthy population of the other animal species too.
Gir is located among the low, undulating and excellently irrigated hills in the Junagadh district of Gujarat.
While it is generally believed that the Gir National Park cannot support a lion population in excess of 300, an all out effort is being made to raise the numbers to that magic figure.
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 Gir-Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gir Forest, located in southern Saurastra in Gujarat - the west most state of India, is the last home of Asiatic Lions(Panthera leo persica).
The main carnivorous of the Gir are the Asiatic lion, leopard, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, mongoose, civet cat, and ratel.
Based on revised classification of forest type by Champion and Sheth(1968), 22 forest sub types have been recognized in Gujarat, out of which, main composition of Gir forest are Dry Deciduous Teak forest, Dry Thorn forest, Savanah, Shrub land etc. Accacia-Zizyphus woodland is ideal habitat for lions and ungulates.
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 Asiatic Lion Information Centre - News Stories
The Gir forest is covered on all sides by large tracks of farmlands and villages and in the process it has become a fertile ground for man-animal conflict.
Forest department sources said Kuno-Palpur, with its wind swept grasslands punctuated with trees and low shrubs, was perfect for the lions which, unlike tigers, move around in prides - each comprising up to 14 animals and prefer grasslands with low shrubs.
A team of senior forest officials are in the process of demarcating 100 square km area in the forest range of Bhavnagar and Amreli bordering Mitiala area.
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 Gir lions hunt for lost pride   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Forest officials claim that of late lions have been spotted at Kodinar and Girnar areas, both nearly 40 to 60 kilometers away from Sasan, almost near coastal Gujarat.
Forest officials insist that the lions are migrating because their numbers have risen phenomenally.
Gir also has a large population of "Siddis", a tribe native of Africa who were brought to the State of Junagadh by the then Nawab a few generations back as "slaves" to work in the fields.
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 Two Asiatic lions slain in Gir
The lions were found dead in a protected part of the Gir forest where several villages are also located, said Bharat Pathak, an official at the game forest reserve.
Native to the Gir forest region of Gujarat, persistent poaching and disease pushed their numbers to under 200 in the early 1970's.
"Forest officials are also investigating if lions and lionesses are suffering from pneumonia as some of the sick lions have shown some symptoms of this," the forest official said.
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 Gir National Park Conservation History, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gir Lion Sanctuary, National Park Gir Gujarat India, ...
The history of Gir is entwined with Junagadh and the origins of this city are lost in the mists of time.
Even till 1879 the forest of Gir stretched as far as this mountain as shown in an official map of Junagadh State.
While Gir had everything that a cattle keeper could ask for (excellent grazing land), the area was very lightly populated.
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 The Gir Lodge, Sasan Gir, Junagadh, Gujarat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Gir Lodge, is situated on the periphery of the world-renowned Gir forest (Gujarat, India).
The world-renowned Gir forest is the natural habitat of the Asiatic lion.
The forest is home to carnivores like the leopard, jungle cat, rusty spotted cat and hyena which prey on cheetal, sambhar, four horned antelope, wild boar and hare.
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 Asiatic Lion Information Centre - Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
The Gir forest was constituted a wildlife sanctuary in 1965 and expanded to its present size of 1153 km² in 1974.
The Gir forest has an enormous conservation value and significance as it is the only remaining natural vegetation of the semi-arid Saurashtra peninsula.
Of major importance is the fact that the Gir has become a very stable ecosystem with tremendous regenerating abilities and is self-supporting and sustaining due to its rich and diverse flora and fauna.
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 Gir Wildlife Sanctuary,Gir National Park,Gir Forest,Gir Lion Sanctuary,Asiatic Lion in Gir Park
In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat, lies the 116 square-mile Gir sanctuary created to protect the last wild population of Lion outside the African regions.
The Gir National Park is a mixed deciduous forest with teak, flame of the forest, some Acacia and Banyan trees.
Infact, Gir national park is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, and especially in the hotter season they can sometimes be seen at night close to the lodges.
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 Make My Trip :: Gir lion forest
Spread over an area of 1412 square kms near Junagadh district in Gujarat, Sasan Gir is a dry deciduous habitat for the lions, dominated by short and gnarled teak trees, thorn bushes and grassland.
Gir is also known as the place to see leopards, spotted deer (chital), peafowl and raptors.
Gir is situated at a distance of 400 kms from Ahmedabad via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda.
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 Gir National Park,Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gir National Park,Gir Wildlife Tours
Gir National Park - Explore the wildlife safaries of India and get a feel of the wild by availing wildlife safaris that has been designed keeping in mind the rich heritage of wildlife and comforts of tourists.
Gir National Park is located among the low, undulating and excellently irrigated hills in the Junagadh district of Gujarat.
The Gir forest covers an area of 1150 square kilometers with 300 square kilometers forming the core area of the national park.
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 INDOlink - Discover India
The Gir National Park, was established on 18th September, 1965, as a Forest Reserve, primarily to conserve the Asiatic lion.
Sasan, with a forest rest-house, is the headquarters of the sanctuary.The Gir is a mixed deciduous type of forest with teak, ber, flame of the forest, jamun, a variety of acacia, particularly babul.
The Gir is also home to the marsh crocodile, which can be sighted easily in its rivers, particularly in the lake of the Kamaleshwar dam.
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 Gir National Park and Sanctuary, Wildlife of India, Gir National Park Gujarat Information
It is the only remaining habitat of the Asiatic lion, which has been confined to this forest, since 1884 (about 239 lions were reported in 1985).The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cousin, nevertheless, a large male lion of the Gir is quite a sight to behold.
The forest is also rich in bird life, and an estimated of 300 species are found inhabiting Gir National Park over the years.
The first is the Teak forest and nearly half of the protected area has this kind of a habitat.
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 1Up India > Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries, India > Gir forest in Gujarat
The last refuge of the Asiatic lion on Earth, the Gir National Park is located in the Junagadh district in Gujarat.
Gir Interpretation Zone — Twelve kilometers from Sasan village at Devalia is this zone, within the precincts of the sanctuary.
The Sanctuary Superintendent, Sasan Gir, Junagadh, Gujarat OR The Conservator of Forests, Sardar Baug, Junagadh, Gujarat - 362001.
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 GIR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gir Forest National Park, the only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lion
GIR, a character on the animated series Invader Zim.
Gir is also one of the principal Zebu breeds in India and is used for both dairy and beef production.
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 Gir Wildlife Sanctuary,Gir National Park,Wild Life Travel in India,Wildlife tours of india,Wildlife Sanctuary in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Gir National Park is a mixed deciduous forest with teak, flame of the forest, some Acacia and Banyan trees.
Infact, Gir national park is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, and especially in the hotter season they can sometimes be seen at night close to the lodges.
Wildlife enthusiasts can visit Gir park throughout the year, but the best period to visit the Gir Sanctuary is between the months of November and June.
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 Gir National Park Wild life India
The Gir forest is dry for most of the year with scrub trees, like babul and few flowering trees.
The forest is also rich in bird life, and an estimated of 300 species are found inhabiting Gir National Park over the years, the most common is the peafowl.
Even if Gir National Park is one of the hottest and most visited wildlife reserves within India still the period one should visit this park is during the months of Mid October-Mid June.
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 The Gir Lodge | ITWS
Location: The Gir Lodge, is situated on the periphery of the world-renowned Gir forest (Gujarat, India).
Gir Lodge is 65 km from Junagadh railway station and 60 km from Keshod airport.
The Gir National Park and Sanctuary, covering 1400 sq km of dry deciduous forest and tropical thorn forest, is home to the leopard, jungle cat, rusty spotted cat and hyena.
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Parrots, peacocks and monkeys are also to be seen in Gir forest.
Though the ideal time to see the lions are the dawns or dusts from March to May, the forest Department's arrangements are available from October-end to mid-June.
Spend a night in Gir and the next day take the 9-06 train to Delwadaor 9-12 to Khijadia, that is return to Somnath or Junagadh.
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 gir national park, gir asiatic lion reserve, gir wildlife park
Nearly exterminated by 1910- a result of drought, irate villagers and sheer indifference- the Gir lions were brought under protection by the Nawab of Junagadh, who banned all hunting in the area.
An important part of the Gir Protected Area is the 4 sq km spread known as the Gir Interpretation Zone, about 12 km from Sasan Gir Village, the headquarters of the park.
Gir is open to visitors throughout the year except during the monsoon (between June and October).
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 A kingdom too small
Lions in Gir look for new territories as the sanctuary is not large enough for their population.
The Gir Protected Area (GPA) is simply too small to hold the 327 Asiatic lions that the planet has in the wild, so the younger ones have moved out in search of new territory - as far as Diu, around 80 km away.
The Asiatic lions of Gir are the world's last surviving group of the sub-species in the wild.
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 Sasan Gir Page
I visited Gir at the onset of the hot and dry Indian summer in early May. Most of the vegetation had turned a golden yellow mixed with shades of brown.
Gir's bio-diversity rivals any National Park in India and supports over 450 plant species, 32 mammals, 310 birds, 24 reptiles and over 2,000 insects.
Devaliya is 16 square kms of Gir enclosed by wire netting, trapping inside it a pride of lions and a large number of ungulates.Worth a visit if you do not catch the king in the open forest.
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 Gir Forest & Sanctuary ahmedabad, Gir Forest & Sanctuary India, Gir Forest & Sanctuary tour, Gir Forest & Sanctuary ...
The Gir forest area is extremely rugged and hilly.
Hiran River is the main lifeline of Western Gir, originating from Kansa hills of Gir.
The forest is famous for its cattle herders - the Madharis, whose buffaloes form a substantial part of the lions' meals.
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 Gir Forest in Gujarat
The last refuge of the Asiatic lion, the Gir National Park is located in the Junagadh district in Gujarat.
Gir Interpretation Zone: Twelve kilometers from Sasan village at Devalia is this zone, within the precincts of the sanctuary.
Spread over 4.12 sq km, the zone has a cross section of the wildlife in Gir, and if didn’t see a lion in the park you will be sure to see one here.
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 INDIANA GROUP OF COMPANIES, Indiana Travels, Destination Management Company, Wild Life, Gir Forest, Manas, Kaziranga, ...
Most forests are protected national parks, providing sanctuary to several species or endangered species of animals and in some cases to migratory birds.
Thus, the Gir Forest in Gujarat is the only surviving home of the Asiatic lion, Manas and Kaziranga in Assam have a significant population of one horned rhinos, Periyar in Kerala is best known for wild elephant viewing.
The advantage is that with their intimate knowledge of the forest and the habits of each animal, little time is wasted getting to a spot where animals are most likely to be seen.
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