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How are you all doing? I loved that you are excited to know why Junagadh is known as the City of lions.
Located around 300 kilometers from Ahmedabad and 100 kilometers from Rajkot, Junagadh is a heavenly place for nature lovers. Junagadh’s History is not unknown to anyone, from the Independence of India to recurring claims by Pakistan that junagadh is part of Pakistan.
Junagadh is very glorious and very blessed when having very diversity in its nature while having mountains, seashores and wildlife in the same district and that’s the reason for being very popular among nature lovers.
The reason for calling JUNAGADH – A CITY OF LIONS is,
GIR NATIONAL PARK which is having a total area of 1,412 kilometers square (545 sq. mi) is distributed among Junagadh, Somnath & Amreli. And Junagadh’s Girnar hills are the eastern starting point of GIR, Where Asia’s longest temple ropeway exists.
Gir National Park, Which is only home to Asiatic lions, has a population of more than 674 lions. As per the 2020 lion population count by Gujarat Forest Department, there was an increase of 29% in population from 2015.
Out of the total lion count, there are around 300 lions staying in Girnar Mountain Range & Junagadh District Area. And Because of that much number of lions, as well as Girner jungle is very near to human societies, Lions frequently come into the city outskirts at night. there are many videos of lions roaming in streets of junagadh gone viral on the internet.
If you want to see those Asiatic lions roaming in city videos, most of them are available on glorious junagadh.
Recently, cases of lions, leopards, snakes, and many other wild animals coming into societies at night are increasing. And people are scared of them. Still, there are very rare cases of these animals hurting people have been filed. Mostly these lions kill cattle and get back into the jungles.
And because of this kind of surroundings of lions in the city, Junagadh is called lion’s city.
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