A hundred years ago, the Gir Forest in Gujarat, India was home to just 20 Asiatic Lions, the last remaining members of their species. Found only in India, the Asiatic lion population has now rebounded to over 500 individuals. However their success has surpassed the natural capacity of the forest sanctuary, forcing lions to leave its borders and seek new homes. At least 150 lions now live outside Gir forest, some in smaller reserves, others in unprotected forest and some even densely populated farmlands, where they are thriving. These big cats have found a way to become an integral part of the farming community. They have adapted their savannah hunting instincts to work alongside humans to feed on raiding deer and antelope that raid the crops. With the blessing of local farmers and the support of the Gujarati government, the last Asiatic lions, once on the brink of extinction have clawed their way back from extinction.
Produced by Uday Sinh Wala of Kosmik global Media, this film will make its north /America Premiere at the 2016 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York, NY. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org