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Gujarat: 413 lions died in 5 years, 35% from illness

Illness among lions also accounted for 45% of the 145 lion cub deaths between 2013-18.

Must shift rail tracks, shut down quarries to save lions: Gujarat HC told

In an oral order given on Thursday, on the basis of a report on the rising deaths of Asiatic lions in the world’s only sanctuary for the species in the state, a division bench of Justices S R Brahmbhatt and A P Thaker asked the state government to file its reply, and posted the matter for further hearing on July 11.


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.

Woman dies after leopard attack near Gir forest, second such incident in two days

This is the second incident of a leopard attack in the region. The previous night, a leopard had attacked and injured a 12-year-old girl in nearby Ambala village.

Gujarat: Train mows down three lions in Gir

Roopa Srinivasan, Divisional Railway Manager of Bhavnagar, said that the train driver did try to save the big cats but remained unsuccessful.

Lion enters farmer’s home in Gujarat

Unad Vala, the farmer’s cousin told The Indian Express that there were around 15 people in the house when the lion entered the farmer’s residence.


Gir lion deaths: 36 lions under observation, time for release not decided

After the multiple deaths, the forest department launched an extensive drive to screen each lion in Gir forest and other protected areas from September 23.

Gujarat High Court to monitor lion conservation efforts

The bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi directed the government to file periodic progress reports on the construction of parapet walls around open farm wells and removal of illegal unauthorised wire fencing from farms.

Deadly virus confirmed, officials scramble to ‘secure’ 33 lions rescued from Gir forest

The 23 lion deaths have been reported from Sarasiya Vidi in Dalkhaniya range of Gir (east) forest division in Amreli district. While 11 lions died between September 12 and 19, the tally went up to 23 by second of this month as 12 more lions died mysteriously.

Vaccine from US delivered to Junagadh lions deaths: Govt deputes two forest officers

Laboratory tests have confirmed that four of the 23 lions had been infected by the dreaded canine distemper virus (CDV) while 10 others had been infected Babesia protozoa, an infection spread by tick parasite.

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From river rafting to scuba diving: You must try these adventure activities this summer

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