A striking image of a lion climbing a ‘flame of the forest’ tree has gone viral after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared it on Twitter. The picture was first posted online by Deputy Conservator of Forests (Junagadh), Dr Sunil Kumar Berwal. It was clicked when Forest Beat Guard Dipak came across the rare sight at the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Junagadh, Gujarat.
“Majestic Gir Lion….Lovely picture!” wrote PM Modi on Monday while sharing the photograph, which shows the Asiatic lion climbing a tree of red flowers.The Gir forest in Gujarat is the last abode of the Asiatic lion in the world. According to a survey, roughly 500 lions live in the 850-square-mile expanse of the Gir sanctuary.