|Species:||P. l. persica|
|Zoological name :||P. l. persica|
|Found In :||Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and Lion Sanctuary in India|
Physical appearance : Indian Lion is 8 -9 feet long and weighs around 200- 250 kg. It is 2.5 2.9 m tall. It has a majestic mane and a big tail tuft. It has large elbows. Total length of their tail ranges from 70 -105 cm.
Presence in India : Indian Lions are mostly found in North western and central parts of India and are easily spotted in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lion Sanctuary.
Habitat : Indian Lion prefers grasslands, shrub and open deciduous forests.
Diet : Indian Lion is carnivorous and feeds on Nilgai, Wild pig, Chital, Sambar, goats and camels.
Reproduction :Indian Lions reach the level of sexual maturity in 3- 4 years of age. Their breeding season rests between October to November. The gestation period rests for 31 2 months after which the females give birth to 3- 4 cubs.
Conservation status : Critically endangered. They are being widely killed by the tribal people for meat.
Lifespan : Longevity of the Indian Lion exceeds to 12 16 years. Females have longer lifespan than the males.