Sunday, November 4, 2007

Asiatic Lion

Photographs of the critically endangered Asiatic Lion and Lioness. Today they are found only in India and that too only about 350 exist in the Gir Forests. It is believed that by 1907 there were only 13 Asiatic lions left; fortunately the Nawab of Junagadh gave them complete protection and saved them for extinction. Since today all the Asiatic Lion's are descendent's of the 13 lions, many believe that there has been inbreeding within the lions and they could be susceptible to diseases.

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