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GIR LION SAFARI

Gir forest is a 1412 sq km area of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub, evergreen and semi-evergreen flora and grasslands, fed by rivers and streams. Among the many water-bodies in the reserve is the Kamleshwar Dam, known for its birdlife and for its large crocodile population.

This wildlife reserve is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and is also known for its leopard population. Other mammals that could be seen during game-watching drives are sambar (India’s largest deer), spotted deer, the world's only four-horned antelope, blue bull, Indian gazelle, wild boar, langur, jackal, jungle cat, rusty-spotted cat, pangolin, striped hyena and black-naped hare. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its GIR Lion Safari.

Gir is also favorite for bird watchers with about 250 species on the forest department checklist. Gir has a crocodile breeding centre and is an important habitat for marsh crocodile. Many species of snakes and lizards can be seen in the sanctuary as also fresh water turtles and terrapins at the rivers and possibly the star tortoise. Exclusive GIR Forest Lodging for people visiting for Sasan Gir Jungle for Lion Safari and GIR National Park Safari, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and GIR Forest Lodge.

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