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Asiatic Lions

Bristol Zoo is currently home to two male lion cubs, Kamran and Ketan, born in November 2012, find out more about the cubs here.

Lion cubs at Bristol Zoo - photo courtesy of Bob Pitchford

Asiatic Lions are critically endangered in the wild – with only about 300 remaining in the Gir Forest Sanctuary in Northern India. They were once widespread throughout Northern India and Pakistan, but hunting and habitat destruction has reduced their numbers drastically. Click here for more information on Asiatic lions.


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