About Gir National Park
The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. It was Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 km². The park is located about 65 km from Junagadh.
Gir National Park is famous for Asiatic lions and is the sole home of the Asiatic Lions. It is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia. The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as "protected" in the early 1900s by the then Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh. The April 2010 census recorded the lion-count in Gir at 411, an increase of 52 compared to 2005. The lion breeding programme covering the park and surrounding area has bred about 180 lions in captivity.