Home to around 600 Asiatic Lions, Gir Forest National Park has been an attraction spot for nature and wildlife lovers. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers from all across the world visit Gir – the only place where they can see the Asiatic lions lazying around or roaming in the wild.
However, with the Forest Department’s new decision of removing the driver’s cabin in the gypsy cars – the experience of spotting lions is to become more wholesome.
To wildlife lovers’ delight, the Forest department that manages the Gir Sanctuary has taken a vital decision and has ordered all gypsy car owners on safari to remove the driver’s cabin in the front of the gypsy and open it from all sides.
The decision will allow tourists to get a 360-degree view of lions and other wildlife, just like international wildlife tourism. This would be a welcome step for Gir National Park, the only habitat for Asiatic lions.
The new design will also reduce the movement of tourists sitting in the back, which will cause less disturbance to wildlife. The local guide and drivers would now be able to easily interact with the tourists and also facilitate animal and bird sightings.
Gir is home to 37 species of wildlife as well as 300 species of birds. In the forest of Gir, besides lions, see animals, birds including chital, saber, nilgai, choshinga, chinkara, crocodile, pangolin, eagle, owl, Samadi, parrot, egret, peafowl, kingfisher, sunbird, cuckoo, mena, pigeon, bulbul, Taylor bird Get.