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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.
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.
This segment aired on April 22, 2015.