Gir has about 400 lions and 300 leopards, making it as one of the major ‘big cat’ concentrations in India. Deer such Sambar & Chital, Antelopes such as Blue Bull, Four-horned antelope, Indian gazelle and Wild Boar are in abundance in Gir. Jackal, Striped Hyena, Jungle and Rusty-spotted cat, Langur, Porcupine, Black-naped Hare are among the other mammals of Gir.
Gir Lion Sanctuary has a large population of marsh crocodile, which is among the 40 species of reptiles and amphibians recorded in the sanctuary.
The park checklist has over 250 species of birds. Rare species such as Lesser Florican and the Sarus Crane are recorded in the grasslands along the periphery of the sanctuary.
Many species such as the Painted Sandgrouse, Grey Francolin, Quails, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-napedMonarch, White-browed Fantail, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Grey-headed Flycatcher, VerditerFlycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Greenish Warbler, Oriental White-eye, Coppersmith Barbet, Common and Marshal’s Iora, Rufous Treepie, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon have been spotted by our guests around the lodge itself. Long-billed Vulture, Indian White-backed Vulture, Red-headed (king) Vulture, Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Changeable Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Bonneli’sEagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, LaggarFalcon, Red-headed Falcon, Oriental Honey-buzzard, White-eyed Buzzard and other raptors have been seen in the sanctuary. Gir also has Brown Fish Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Mottled Wood Owl & Spotted Owlet. In the evening, Nightjars can be seen near the lodge gate.
The lodge can also be used as the base to visit the coastal areas from Veraval to Diu Bird Sanctuary for shore birds.
GirNational Park also has about 2000 species of invertebrates and the trails around the lodge can be good for butterfly-spotting.