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The Asiatic lion: A study of ecology and behaviour

  title={The Asiatic lion: A study of ecology and behaviour},
  author={Paul Joslin},
The primary aims of this research were to investigate the ecology and behaviour of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica), and to advise on ways of conserving it. The field research was done between 1968-71 in and around the Gir Forest Wildlife Sanctuary in western India, where the lions are now restricted. The main studies were of the habitat, availa: bility of wild and domestic prey, food habits based on faecal analysis, lion predation on domestic stock, the inter-relations between lions and… 

Dispersion of the Asiatic Lion Panthera leo persica and its Survival in Human-Dominated Landscape Outside the Gir Forest, Gujarat, India

The prey population, predation behaviour of the lion and acceptance of the lions as honourable animal by the villagers indicate that the present trend may continue in the near future as well.

Implications of diet composition of Asiatic lions for their conservation

The study defines focal areas of lion–human conflict and suggests better husbandry practices, despite high proportion of wild prey in the diet, lions still considerably depended on livestock.

Living with Lions: The Economics of Coexistence in the Gir Forests, India

A combination of strict protection regime for lions, Maldharis’ traditional reverence towards lions and the livelihood economics permit the delicate balance of lion-Maldhari coexistence, which is beneficial to both lions and local pastoralists.

Past and present distribution of the North African–Asian lion subgroup: a review

1 The North African–Asian lion subgroup, which is composed of two subspecies, the Barbary lion, Panthera leo leo, and the Asian lion, P. l. persica, was nearly exterminated during the last

Demographic structure and abundance of Asiatic lions Panthera leo persica in Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India

Conservation of the habitat matrix to the south-east of the Sanctuary, used as a corridor for movement between Girnar and Gir, by declaring it an eco-sensitive zone would facilitate the long-term survival of the Girnar lion population.

Food Habits of Large Carnivores ( Leopard and Lion ) in Gir National Park and Sanctuary ( GNPS ) , Gujarat , India

Food habits of Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) and Asiatic lion (P. leo persica) were investigated from 2009 to 2012 in the GNPS, Gujarat. A total of 951 scats were analyzed of which, 480 scats were

Home range and habitat preference of female lions (Panthera leo persica) in Gir forests, India

The social organization of Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) differs from African lions (P. l. leo) in that breeding lionesses defend resource based territories while male coalitions maximize

Demographic parameters of endangered Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) in Gir Forests, India

Demographic parameters of genetically less-diverse Asiatic lions did not differ from those of African lions, and human-caused mortality was substantial and was likely additive to natural causes.

First Report on Successful Hand Rearing of Lion Cubs at Lahore Zoological Garden, Pakistan

The Asian Lions (Panthera leopersica) were widely present in Asian forests specially in subcontinent regions. However, they are now only found in the smaller pockets of captivity for rearing and



Ctesiphon Winchester saw three lions. Tried to shoot

  • 1920

Beadon saw eight lions

  • 1920