Other Animals of Gir, Gir National Park

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Though the Gir National Park in Gujarat is known to the world as the home of Asiatic Lion, the National Park also has many other animals of which some are the Indian Leopards, Sloth bears, Indian Cobras, Jungle cats, Indian Mangoose, Indian Palm civets, Ratels, etc.

Though there are some rare species like rusty-spotted cats and desert cats, these are not found easily at the National Park. Some of the snakes found in the area are Russell’s vipers, saw-scaled vipers and common kraits. It also has a large population of marsh crocodiles and other reptiles which include star tortoise, soft-shelled turtle, monitor lizards and the Indian rock pythons.

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