Gir National Park

Gir National Park

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Sasan-Gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. Established in 1965, the park is located about 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh. It is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.

In order to promote nature education, an Interpretation Zone has been created within the Gir National Park, at Devalia, covering all types of habitat and Gir wildlife. Within the chained fences feeding-cum-living cages are maintained for the carnivores along with a double-gate entry system. The inside population of the zone includes 100 spotted deer, about 100 blue-bulls, 15 wild boars, sambar and black-bucks, with other mammal and reptilian species together with a number of species of birds.

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Junagadh Tourism


District - Junagadh
State - Gujarat
Country - India

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