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Gujarat: Asiatic lion dies after being run over by goods train in Amreli

In an unfortunate incident, an Asiatic lion lost his life after being run over by a goods train in Gujarat’s Amreli district. The information about the incident was revealed by the chief conservator of forests (Junagadh wildlife circle) Dushyant Vasavada on Sunday. According to Vasavada, the incident took place at around 9.30 pm on Saturday...

Gujarat issues notice to top forest officer over remarks on Gir lions

The Gujarat government has sought an explanation from an IFS officer for his alleged objectionable and undesirable comments about the Asiatic Gir lions. The comments were made during a webinar on World Lion Day on August 10.  A show-cause notice was issued to Shyamal Tikadar Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (wildlife) after he said that...

IFS officer tweets video of Gir lions swimming, a rarity for the big cats

A day after the Gujarat Forest department clarified that a video of lions congregating at a waterhole is not from the sanctuary but from somewhere in Africa, another video has emerged that is getting many likes from lion lovers. This video shows three lionesses swimming across a river in Gir jungles. The video shared by...

Guj forest dept clarifies that viral video of lions drinking at water source is from Africa not Gir

The Gujarat forest department has clarified that a video of lions drinking from a water source is not from the state. A video has gone viral on social media platforms showing a pride of lions coming one after another to drink at a water source. The number of lions approaching the water source is more...

Four lions found dead in Gir, reason not known so far

Two lions were found dead in Dhari in Gir East range recently while the body of a lion cub was found from Khambha-Pipdava’s Dankivad area. A body of lioness in a decomposed condition was also found from Mitiyada wildlife area in Savarkundla. The recovery of four dead cats in a day has set tongues wagging...

Woman delivers triplets in an ambulance amid roar of lions in Gir forest

A woman delivered triplets in an 108 ambulance amid the roar of lions in a village in Amreli district. Local media reported that Daya Bariya, a resident of Dedan village which is in the Gir Sanctuary area, gave birth to three boys in an ambulance on Sunday which also happened to be Mother’s day. The...

20 lions killed in two months. Babesiosis to be blamed?

The death of 20 lions in Gir in the last two months, has raised questions about the outbreak of babesiosis among the wild cats. All the deaths happened in the Gir (east) wildlife division. A source in the know said that some of the cats were killed because of the disease caused by the blood...