Tag Archives: Panthera Leo

Balancing Practical Conservation Solutions

The Asiatic lion needs a second home, so they can be kept secure from any possible epidemic breakout in the present single habitat of Gir Sanctuary in Gujarat. After various field surveys a team of wildlife scientists proposed Kuno Wildlife sanctuary as a second home for them. Of late, lions have become a topic of great debate within the wildlife world, when the apex court directed the Gujarat government to introduce lions in the new proposed home within a six month period. Read More Balancing Practical Conservation Solutions »

Exotic Aliens: The Story of the Lion and the Cheetah in India

The Austrian painter, Wenzel Peter’s depiction of Genesis —the beginning of the world— has at its centre a pair of lions, a male and female. The presence of these big cats in the depiction of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden grants the lion a position of prominence that effectively supersedes time and geographical boundaries. Subliminally, human sensibility has accepted the existence of the lion as perfectly natural in the political, social and cultural depictions of a variety of civilizations and historical contexts, even in those where there is no evidence that it naturally existed. Historically then, the lion has acquired a cultural omnipresence like no other beast, real or imagined. Read More Exotic Aliens: The Story of the Lion and the Cheetah in India »