Overview for The Asiatic Lion
This book covers every aspect of the Asiatic Lion, including the past and the present status, and likely future scenario, and also contains an account of about the decade’s of the author’s observations in the Gir Forest. The Management and conservation of the Gir Forests and the Lion during the last five decades, which has made Gir one of the best managed protected Areas in the world, have been summarized. The author has also extracted information from ancient literature and historical records to present the origin and history of the Asiatic Lion. The book also covers scientific and biological information on the Lion. Social behaviour, breeding ecology, physical attributes, habits and habitats, hunting behaviour, feeding patterns and prey base and lion’s predation pattern have been discussed.
Contents: 1. Wildlife conservation : a way of Indian culture and tradition. 2. Origin of the Lion. 3. Asiatic Lion in art and culture. 4. Lion in Indian art and culture: historic range of Asiatic Lion-past and present important ancient Lion coins. 5. The Asiatic Lion’s entry in India : distribution of Lion in India. 6. African and Asiatic Lion. 7. The Lion in Gujarat. 8. Lion census over the years. 9. The gir forests-Lion’s habitat. 10. Lion’s habitat outside Gir-satellite areas. 11. The Lion society-life of the Lions. 12. Wild ungulates-Lion’s prey. 13. Co-predators. 14. Hunting and feeding habits. 15. Gir Lion conservation-past, present and future. 16. Alternative habitat. 17. Interesting observations. 18. Man-Lion conflicts. 19. Man-eaters. 20. Miscellaneous notes. Annexures. References. Index.