This Asiatic lion lives only in Gir Forest National Park of India. It made a comeback from the extinction, with its population rising more than 600. These lions are the cousins of the African lion. These are slightly smaller and have a distinctive folding of skin along their bellies. The populations of this lions were under threat due to hunting. The survey revealed the increase in a number of Asiatic lions in Gir Forest is more than 600. In Gujarat, they are a major attraction. The increase in the number of lions is attributed to the wildlife conservation schemes, well-trained staff as well as help from farmers. Presently its population is growing at about 2 percent per year.