Lions

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...

Lion population in Guj sees 29% rise, count stands at 674

The number of Asiatic lions in the Gir forest region has increased by 29% to touch 674, a release from the state government said on Wednesday. The forest department in the state carried out a population estimation exercise on June 5 and 6 after the yearly census could not be carried out in May due...

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...