The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.
The last refuge of the Asiatic Lion is 59 km from the Junagadh via Visavadar. The ruggged, hilly, 1400 sq km sanctuary feels beguilingly uncommercial and encompasses some very beautiful forested land. It was set up to protect lions ans their habitat.
The Gir Wildlife sanctuary has lions as well as there are more than 30 species, including leopards, hyenas, foxes, wild boars, parrots, peacocks, crocodiles , monkeys and deer including the Indian largest antelope (nilgais), graceful chinkara gazelles, chow-singhas and barking deer.