March 25, 2023

Asiatic Lion

  • Recently, eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad’s Nehru Zoological Park have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

About Asiatic Lion:

  • The Asiatic Lion (Indian Lion) is a member of the Panthera Leo Leo subspecies that is restricted to India.

Distribution:

  • At present Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (GUJARAT)is the only abode of the Asiatic lion.

Protection Status:

  • IUCN Red List: Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix I
  • Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972: Schedule I
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