World Lion Day 2020
One of the most widely recognized animal symbols in human culture and the kings of the jungle, Lion is an apex and keystone predator. Asiatic Lions are the pride of Gujarat, and the Gir forest is the best example of it. On 10 August World Lion Day is observed to raise awareness regarding the lion and for protection of them.
Gujarat feels proud to have conserved the ‘ King Of Forest ‘ in the most scientific way. The population of Asiatic Lion increased from 284 in 1990 to 674 in 2020. I congratulate all who have contributed in protecting Lion and conserving its habitat. — Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat.