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Sight Seeing lion's paw Resorts
Devaliya Park Sasan Gir
Earlier lion shows used to be aranged for the benefits of tourists visting Gir. However, this practice was found to be cumbersome and deleterious for the lions and staff. Therefore, no lion shows are arranged now. At present, Gir Sanctury and National Park is not divided into various zones and there is no definite tourism zone. However, to reduce disturbance from tourism in the main sanctuary and National Park area and to facilitate understanding of tourists about Gir and its wildlife, an Interpretation Zone has been created at Devalia. The Interpretative Zone comprises of 412 ha. of chainlink fenced lion area which is Gir in a nutshell covering all habitat types and wildlife of Gir. It is also provided with a feeding cum living cage for carnivores and double gate entry point. The basic aim of creating this facility is to provide an opportunity of viewing lions and other animals in their natural habitat within a short period and to reduce tourist pressure in the tourism zone. At predent, there are about 250 to 300 spotted deer, 100 to 110 bluebull, 10 to 15 wildboar, 5 sambar, along with other mammals and reptiles in the zone. A good variety of avifauna is also spotted in the area. Introduction of a few more wild species is under consideration.
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