The asiatic lion (panthera leo leo) is a lion population in gujarat, india, which is listed as endangered on the iucn red list because of its small population size. Nearly all wild lions live in sub-saharan africa, but one small population of the asiatic lion (panthera leo persica), also called the indian lion or persian lion, exists in india's gir. The asiatic lion once had a very wide distribution ranging from syria through iraq, iran, pakistan and most of northern and central india to parts of eastern india. Key facts there are only several hundred asiatic lions in the wild, and they only live in the gir forest, india, in an area that is smaller than greater london.
Gir forest national park and wildlife sanctuary, also known as sasan gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary near talala gir in gujarat asiatic lion habitat.
Nearly all wild lions live in sub-saharan africa, but one small population of asiatic lions exists in india's gir forest asiatic lions and african lions are subspecies of the same species.