About the Asiatic Lion Nearly all wild lions live in subSaharan Africa, but one small population of Asiatic lions exists in India's Gir Forest. Asiatic lions and African lions are subspecies of
Is there any particular reason why Asian lions, elephants and Indian rhinos are smaller in size than their African cousins?
The Asiatic lion is genetically closer to North and West African lions than to the group comprising East and Southern African lions. The two groups probably diverged about 186, , 000 years ago.