Let’s talk about Sasan Gir,
258 km2 (100 sq mi) is fully protected as a national park and 1,153 km2 (445 sq mi) as a wildlife sanctuary. In the 19th century, the rulers of Indian princely states used to invite the British colonists for hunting expeditions. At the end of the 19th century, only about a dozen Asiatic lions were left in India, all of them in the Gir Forest, which was part of the Nawab of Junagarh’s private hunting grounds. As of now, The count of 2,375 distinct fauna species of Gir includes about 38 species of mammals, around 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles, and more than 2,000 species of insects. The main herbivores of Gir are chital, nilgai, sambar, four-horned antelope, chinkara, and wild boar. Blackbucks from the surrounding area are sometimes seen in the sanctuary. Among the smaller mammals, porcupine and hare are common. The carnivores group mainly comprises the Asiatic lion, Indian leopard, jungle cat, striped hyena, golden jackal, Bengal fox, Asiatic wildcat and rusty-spotted cat occur, but are rarely seen. The plentiful avifauna population has more than 300 species of birds. Indian Crocodile Conservation Project in 1977 and released close to 1000 marsh crocodiles into Lake Kamaleshwar and other small bodies of water in and around Gir.
All of the above sound like Jungle. And we actually see almost all these animals on social media promotional posts of influencers who visited Gir. But here is a glitch. Are they showing you
Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) or African Lion(Panthera leo melanochaita)?