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The Asiatic Lion is the only Lion to be found in the wild outside of Sub-Saharan Africa. A small, relatively stable wild population now only lives in the Indian state of Gujart. Due to their small remaining range, their wild population is unlikely to grow larger.
Conservation status : Critically Endangered
Worldwide population: Around 350 individuals in the wild.
The Asiatic Lion once roamed from the Middle East to India, but its wild population is now limited to a small region in India.
While the Asiatic Lion is genetically distinct form other Lion types, the difference is slight.
Male Lions are rarely involved in hunting, females hunt cooperatively in groups.
Asiatic Lion prides usually only have two females, while African Lions generally have four to six females per pride.
One way to identify an Asiatic Lion is its thick tuft of fur on its elbow and the large fold of skin on its stomach.
Diet: Wild Pigs, Deer, Antelope and Cattle.
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