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Asiatic Lion - Data, Pictures & Videos

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( This post was last modified: 07-26-2019, 01:37 PM by Rishi )

(07-26-2019, 03:56 AM)Spalea Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 01:35 PM)Rishi Wrote: @Spalea they'll make do. They survive the summer, except it's now 2 months longer. Plus the water-points in Gir (like in the photos) are being artificially filled to keep them from waltzing into habitation to drink.

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Pollution, Climate Change & other anthropogenic effects on Biosphere

OK. Sorry, I didn't know that about the water-points inside the Gir park.

I'm sure you've seen them.

There's those concrete saucers like in the photos above that you'll find in Gir as well as in peninsular India's tiger reseves, some pools/pond, older Maldhari cattle troughs.

Cattle trough. 



Saucer.




Those are artificially refilled by FD time to time, either manually by tankers (7:45)...



...or by windmill pumped tube-wells (thumbnail is of a natural waterhole though).




The natural streams are seasonal & watering holes are often not enough, not in gir nor in most tiger reserves. Often the presence of man-maintained water source is the reason for there being more tigers than similar quality buffer forests.

Another source is the reservoir of Kamleshwar dam, whose shores are coveted prime territories held by the largest prides of the area.



Exerpt from good article: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/india...-too-tight
Quote:...as the growing cat population has pushed one in four lions into new mini-sanctuaries they get to by riverbeds that snake through farms and villages.

Droughts that kill prey can make matters worse. After a drought in the 1980s, there were 120 lion confrontations in 1989-91 killing 21 people -- five taken as lion food, said biologist Ravi Chellam.

Most of the estimated 15 lion attacks each year happen outside the park, where people are less lion-savvy, scientists say. In April, a lion killed a 35-year-old man who was reportedly pelting it with stones.

Outside the protected area its a harder life, they often have to drink from drains & irritation runoff with insecticide. Many villages now maintain their own drinking troughs after Guj.govt decided to create 150-odd new artificial points all over Greater Gir besides the existing 400.

Monsoon is full of flash-floods that recharge the local aquifers & raise groundwater level for next 6 months.



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@Rishi :

About #1185: your last post... Yes I have seen the video you posted, particularly this one about Gir under Monsoon cloud, very nice... But how to say ? I didn't make the connection between "Water supply" and "Wild life inside Gir park" . I'm aware of the severe drought which is ruling over India now.

Aware too of the more and more fragile situation of Gir park which is more and more surrounded by human settlements... Brilliantly showed at the end of the "Gir under Monsoon" movie.

The first cities: just two or three woodhouse surrounded by a dense forest.

The first green spaces: just one or two skinny trees lost into a environment of concrete.
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A pride of lions eating chinkara

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(07-28-2019, 12:28 AM)Lycaon Wrote: A pride of lions eating chinkara

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nah..those are def african lions
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(07-28-2019, 06:28 AM)Rage2277 Wrote:
(07-28-2019, 12:28 AM)Lycaon Wrote: A pride of lions eating chinkara

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nah..those are def african lions

Yup. The animal looks like an Impala too.
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 The only home of Asiatic Lions in Gir Forest and Incredibly real Hero is Tracker Ibrahimbhai, Muhammadbhai and Muradbhai. In this picture The Tracker Bloch Rahim, son of Muradbhai.
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Good to see the more dynamic side of asiatic lion. 

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This Gir is mine. Do not force me to cross my limits. - Asiatic Lion-Gir Forest, Gujarat. India.


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Side note this caption is what I feel about gir lions.
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