Meet India's first female forest rangers

India’s first female forest rangers are based at the Gir National Park in Gujarat.

The park is the only natural home of the Asiatic lion which is smaller and paler than its African relatives.

The unarmed rangers cover an average of 25km (15 miles) a day and have to deal with venomous snakes, leopards, poachers and lions.

The BBC Travel Show’s Rajan Datar meets some of the rangers and finds out about a close encounter one of them had with a lion when they had recently started the job.

See more clips at the BBC Travel Show's website.

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