Did you know?
Lion is a subspecies of the lion which survives today only in
India. The current wild population consists of around 350 odd
restricted to the Gir Forest in the state of Gujarat, India.
Compared to their African
cousins, Asiatic lions have shaggier coats, having a longer tassel
of hair on the end of the tail and longer tufts of hair on the
are highly social animals, living in units called prides. Asiatic
lion prides are much smaller than those of African lions, with
an average of only 2 females compared to the African pride, which
has an average of 4-6. The males are also less social and only
associate with the pride when mating or on a large kill. It has
been suggested that this may be because of their prey animals
being smaller than those in Africa, thus requiring fewer hunters
to tackle them.
On our way to the Aquarium.