The Asiatic Lions are nowhere bred in the world other than in Gir National Park, Gujarat. It is believed that the Nawab of Junagadh was the one who protected these animals which were then only 13. This figure, however, seems controversial as per the later records.
The habitat and the environment of the forest make the place protected for these lions. These big Indian cats have become close to extinction as the rise of human population has turned most of their habitat to farmland. Animal lovers come here to have a look at this endangered sub-species of lion.