July 29, 2023
29 th July-Happy Tiger Day
India is the only country to have both Tigers and Lions ( also leopards , including Snow Leopards ) . Reintroduction of Cheetahs completes India's wild cat triad .
Jaguars ( Wild Cats -native of Latin America ) are in our Air Force.
Tata Motors , also , make them ( for roads ).
Lions/ Tigers -Memorable Cartoon
Around 1972 , Govt. of India changed the National Animal of India from Lion to Tiger.
The infuriated ( Ex ) King of Jungle was shown picking up the Phone and asking for to be put in touch with the Top Indian Lawyer ,Nani Palkhiwala ( for filing a Case )
Once , a leopard , entered the prestigious IMA , Dehradun compound.
The news was widely covered.
A Cartoon showed the Leopard ( in Uniform ) along with other Gentleman Cadets at the Parade with the Officer sternly telling the new Recruit :-
" NO MORE OF YOUR WILD WAYS
Rename Gir Lion Sanctuary ( Gujarat ) as Nawab Junagarh Lion Sanctuary
India remains indebted to the visionary steps of erstwhile Nawab of Junagarh who , in British times stopped hunting of the majestic Asiatic Lions in the Gir forest ( Gujarat ) . Thanks to Nawab's efforts the lion population in Gir increased from the then about 20 to around 600..
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