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Wildlife of Gujarat


Reputed across the world for its population of Asiatic Lion,. Sasangir is situated in the paisley-shaped peninsula of Kathiawad in Gujarat on the south-western fringes of the Saurashtra peninsula. Sasangir also known as the Gir National Park is the natural habitat for some 400 odd Asiatic lions in the lion sanctuary. The Sasangir National Park was established in 1913 but was given the status of a sanctuary in 1965. Though easily reachable from the major towns and cities, the terrain is rugged with steep hillsides and a few springs. Sasangir is also the natural habitat of a considerable number of rare species of plants and animals. Spread across an area of 1,412.13 sq Km, it has a rugged terrain and the steep rocky hillsides are covered in mixed deciduous forests.


Velavadar in the Bhal region of Saurashtra is a unique grassland ecosystem that has attracted fame for the successful conservation of the Blackbuck, the wolf and the lesser Florican. The park spread over an area of 35 sq.kms, its grassland, the greenery and the quadrupeds are visible as far as the eye can see.florican.


Situated 54 kms from the city of Ahmedabad is the bird sanctuary, Nalsarovar. It is the largest bird sanctuary in Gujarat and can boast of its scenic beauty as well as its feathered inhabitants. The Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is the abode to a large species of our feathered friends. The sanctuary is visited by more than two hundred species of migratory birds in winter.

Dasada / Little Rann of Kutch

The Little Rann of Kutch is home to the Indian Wild ass - a distinctive variety found nowhere else in the world. Kutch is also home to a diverse range of fauna of the carnivores that stalk this stretch like Panthers and Wolves., also found are Black Buck, Blue Bull and wild Boar. This sanctuary is open to visitors from November to May

Wildlife of Gujarat