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India’s Tiny Community Of Wild Asian Lions

A female Asiatic lion in the Gir forest. (Rupal Vaidya/Wikimedia Commons)
A female Asiatic lion in the Gir forest. (Rupal Vaidya/Wikimedia Commons)

The Modi government in India is considering a proposal to replace the tiger – the iconic symbol of India since the 1970s – with the lion. Vicki Croke of WBUR’s The Wild Life joins Here & Now hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson with details on the tiny community of wild Asian lions – a remnant of a once much larger population.


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Correction: In this interview, we incorrectly identified the zoo where a lion recently died. Christopher the lion died at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, not Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Mass. We regret the error.

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