The world-known 'Gir Sanctuary and National Park' in Gujarat has reopened for tourists after four-month-long monsoon break. Gir is the only natural habitat of world popular Asiatic Lions. Visitors expressed high hopes of seeing the Asiatic lions in their habitat. Every year, the sanctuary closes for tourists for four months of monsoon, which are considered the best time for mating of several wild animals and birds. According to 2015, lion census in the sanctuary, there are total 523 Asiatic lions in the forest.