Save the Asiatic lions!
By Sahil Railkar
This is the Asiatic lion (iStockphoto)
Chital are the Asiatic lion's most commonly taken prey (iStockphoto)
Gir National Park
The Asiatic lion is isolated in the Gir National Park (Flickr)
Introduction to Asiatic Lions
Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard from 5 miles away? This is the Asiatic lion. The Asiatic lion is also known as panthero leo persicus. This endangered animal is as unique as its cousin, the African lion. Throughout this poster, you will find out more information about the Asiatic lion and how you can help the chances of its survival rise. (iStockphoto)
The Asiatic lion is a unique and endangered subspecies of the lion that can only be found in India. The Asiatic lion's fur color ranges from buffish grey to sandy or speckled black to tawny. Its life span ranges from 16-18 years. Like all cats, this lion is equipped with sharp, retractable claws and canine teeth. A male Asiatic lion's weight ranges from 150-250 kilograms, while a female Asiatic lion's weight ranges from 120-182 kilograms. That's more than three times the weight of an average human! Though the Asiatic lions look a lot like their cousin, the African lion, they are very different if you observe them closely. For example, one difference between this lion is known for the distinctive fold of skin that runs along the side of its belly. (NG) (BZ) (IUCN) (Klevansky) (YT)
The Asiatic lion is easily able to adapt to its surroundings. With its buffish grey to sandy fur color, the Asiatic lion can camouflage itself in tropical dry forests, grasslands, deserts, and semi-deserts. To defend itself, Asiatic lions have speed and sharp, retractable claws and canine teeth, if they need to attack. In a pride, males regularly defend the camp and the females hunt for prey as females lions are faster and more swift than the male lions. Now, let's learn about how people are trying to save the Asiatic lion. (BZ)
Credits and More!
Photo Credits: Photopin, iStockphoto and Flickr: Lavannya Goradia, Clivia, AlexeyStoyanov, and tirc83
Video Credits: YouTube and TubeChop
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