Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks in Gujarat
Gujarat has three divisions in the state namely south Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kachchh with varying culture and topography. It is the westernmost state of India and has a long and irregular coastline and very little forest area. Even so, the state has about 40 species of animals and about 450 birds' species, most of which migrate from Africa.
This state is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion and the Indian wild ass. The Gujarat government was the first to set up a Marine National Park in India. Gujarat is home to some rarest wildlife species like Asiatic Lion, Wild Ass, Indian Bustard, Four-horned Antelope etc. The Asiatic Lion is found only in Gir. The Wild Ass in the Rann of Kutch, the rare great Indian bustard in the bird reserves, the world's only four-horned antelope and the Black Buck are some other valued species protected in Gujarat.