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Asiatic Lions census in Gir Sanctuary postponed due to coronavirus lockdown

The census of Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary has been postponed amid the 40-day nationwide lockdown imposed to counter the coronavirus pandemic, according to a senior forest official in the state. The counting exercise, which takes place every five years, was slated to begin next month. Till Thursday (23 April), Gujarat reported 2,407...

14 Asiatic Lions captured from Gir Sanctuary after cubs fall ill

At least 14 lions were captured from Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and shifted to Jasadhar care centre in the forest, after some cubs in a pride fell ill, a senior official from the state forest department said. One of the sick lion cubs was infected with babesia, a protozoan parasite, while two others were found...