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Gujarat: Endangered Gir lion dies after falling in a trap in Amreli, two detained

Sarasiya is the range where more than two dozen Asiatic lions had died following an outbreak of canine distemper virus a year ago. Sarasiya is one the biggest ranges in Gir forest, the last natural abode of Asiatic lions. The range is a mixture of forest and agro-pastoral land.

Gujarat: Forest officials rescue four Asiatic lions from 100-feet well in Amreli

Dilubhai, sarpanch of Manavav village alerted forest department at around 7:30 pm on Saturday that four lions had fallen in an abandoned well on his mango orchard


Gujarat: Wildlife tracker identified in lion viral video, questioned by forest department

Gir forest and other protected areas spread across Junagadh, Amreli, Gir Somnath and Bhavnagar districts of Saurashtra region are the last abode of Asiatic lions in the world. Population of these endangered big cats was estimated to be 523 in year 2015. However, 167 of them were living outside protected forest areas.

Explained: Why herbivore census in Gujara's Gir forest is significant

The Herbivore Census covers ungulates such as spotted deer, blue bulls (nilgais), sambars, Indian gazelles (chinkaras), four-horned antelopes (choshinga) and wild boars, as well as Indian langurs and peafowl.

Lions suspected of killing fisherman in Gujarat village, operation on to cage big cats

The victim's body has been sent to Sir Takhtasinhji General Hospital in Bhavnagar for an autopsy.

Gujarat government finalises Rs 351-crore package for lion conservation after spate of deaths

The announcement comes in the wake of the death of 27 lions in and around Gir Wildlife Sanctuary during the last two months, a majority of them were infected by canine distemper virus (CDV).


Forest department confirms death of 7 more lions in Gir forest

31 lions from Semardi area in Gir (east) forest division had been rescued and kept under observation as a precautionary measure.

64 teams formed to scan lions in Gir for any illness

“Each of the 64 teams comprise a forester, two beat guards and a lion tracker. These teams will carry out the exercise under the supervision of respective range forest officers," said Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

Lion deaths: Gujarat HC asks state government to give ‘specific’ info

The order came during a hearing on a PIL that has raised the issue of frequent deaths of lions in the Gir forest area.

Five arrested for chasing lion in Junagadh, sent to one-day custody of forest department

After video of the men allegedly chasing a sub-adult lion while driving in car went viral, forest department had initiated an inquiry and had found it to be genuine.