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Population Dynamics
The lion population estimation in the past compiled from various source are as follows
YearAuthorityNumbers
1880Col. WatsonAbout 12 (E)
1893The then Junagadh StateAbout 31 (E)
1905Maj. CarnegyAbout 60 to 70 (E)
1905The then Junagadh stateAbout 100 (E)
1913Mr. WranglerNot more than 20 (E)
1920Mr P R CadelAbout 50(E)
1920Mr RatnagarAt least 100 (E)

Population estimation from census
YearNumbers
1968177
1974180
1979205
1985239
1990284
1995304
2001329
2005359±10
2010411

The 2010 census said that Gir forests, the last abode of the Asiatic lion, have a total of 411 lions which includes 77 cubs, 120 males, 185 lionesses and 29 lions whose sex could not be ascertained.