Wild lovers across the nation look forward to getting the Gir Safari booking done at least once in a lifetime. The dense forest of Gir, situated in Junagadh district of Gujarat, is currently the only abode for the Royal Asiatic lions. Every year, many travelers visit this place from different corners of the world to enjoy the Gir Lion Safari. They get a chance of witnessing the royal beast roaming in their natural habitat.


But the Gujarat Government had shown one after another reason to restrict any of the lions being taken away from the Gir National Park. According to the state government, the royal beasts were “Gujarat’s Pride”. Bhikhu Batawala (lion conservation activist) considered the matter to be ‘purely political’, while a conservation biologist named Ravi Chellam revealed that “some translocation projects are discussed a lot”. “But translocation happens almost daily as part of our wildlife management for a vast range of species in India, which is not well known”, he added. Despite all the debates and discussions, Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, had declared that the lions were “completely safe” in the Gir Forest, and they need not be relocated.

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