As the only home in the wild for the Asiatic lion, Gir faces the problem of inbreeding. One epidemic can wipe out all the cats
Chief Minister Narendra Modi calls the lions the pride of
That incident was a wake up call. A year later, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, suggested creation of another viable population in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. Since then, the forest dwellers in Kuno have been relocated out of the sanctuary to create a viable lion habitat.
But Chief Minister Narendra Modi calls lions the pride of
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And so the deadlock over shifting the lions to another habitat to create more than one viable population continues.