Pride of seven lions was spotted strolling on a city road in Junagadh. The video of the lion roaming was captured by a passerby and has since gone viral on social media.
Located 100 km away from the commercial capital of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, Junagadh town is located in close vicinity of Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses over 40 Asiatic lions.
Gir forest in Gujarat is the last abode of the Asiatic lions in the world.
According to the last census of Asiatic lions, which was conducted in 2015, there were 523 lions in and around Gir wildlife Sanctuary in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Out of the total 523 lions, 33 were reported in Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary. “There are around 35 to 40 lions in and around Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary,’’ said an official.