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Another Asiatic lion dies owing to falling in open well in Gujarat, second incident in less than week

January 11, 2018
Another Asiatic lion dies owing to falling in open well in Gujarat, second incident in less than week

Amreli: Close on heels of the death of a one and a half years old lioness owing to falling in an open farm well in a village of Gir Somnath district, the body of a 7 year old Asiatic lion was also fished out of another such farm well in a village in the close vicinity of Gir forests Amreli district of Gujarat last evening. A forest official today said that the body of the lion was fished out of the around 70 ft deep well in the farm of one Kanti M Hirpara in Mota Sarakadiya village...Read More

Gir leopards kill two elderly women in Junagadh district in Gujarat

November 06, 2017
Gir leopards kill two elderly women in Junagadh district in Gujarat

Junagadh: Leopards from Gir forest killed two elderly women in Junagahd district of Gujarat last night. The first incident took place in Mendarana area where a leopard from nearby forests sneaked in to a hut situated close to a river there and pulled away 55 year old Muktaben Dipabhai. He mutilated and half eaten body was found at a distance of around 100 meters from the hut. The other such incident has been reported from Jangar village under Maliya Hatina taluka of th...Read More

Forest department rescues 3 Asiatic lions trapped between two flooded rivers in Gir

July 23, 2017
Forest department rescues 3 Asiatic lions trapped between two flooded rivers in Gir

Junagadh: Amid the ongoing heavy rain the forest department has saved three Asiatic lions in Gir forest area in Amreli district who were trapped in an area between two flooded rivers Gagadia and Jamkudi. A forest official today said that information was received yesterday that at least three lions were trapped in an area between the two rivers in Luvariya Krishnagadh. 'The lions with their natural instinct had moved to a higher place and remained their till the rain-fed r...Read More

A weak old Gir lion hit by female horse

June 22, 2017
A weak old Gir lion hit by female horse

Junagadh: An old-age Gir lion hit by a horse will be taken to animal-car facility of forest department in Gujarat. On Tuesday night, a wild lion entered into a house of shepherd in Bhaad village of Khambha in Amreli district. A hungry old lion first hunted three calves in shepherd's compound and later tried to hunt a horse which proved costly for him as the horse attacked the lion in full force with its two legs. Hit badly by horse, the lion couldn't move or stood up. Bhabhlubhai Bhar...Read More

Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow

June 15, 2017
Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow

Shashan Gir (Gujarart), Jun 15 The famous Sinh Darshan (Lion safari) in the around 110 square kilometer area of the total 1412 sq km Gir National Park and Sanctuary more commonly known as Gir forest, the only abode of Asiatic lions situated in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, meant for tourist activities will will be stopped from tomorrow. This would be because of the annual closure of the sanctuary for tourist activities during Monsoon. ACF of Gir Sanctuary Naval...Read More

Yet another lioness dead due to open well in Gir

May 10, 2017

Junagadh: Dead body of a lioness was recovered from Ambardi village in East Sarasia range of Gir East. The lioness wad dead as it fell into an open well. Body of a 7-year old lioness was taken for postmortem by forest department staff. This is yet another incident in which open well has taken life of a lioness. DeshGujaratRead More

Python dies after swallowing nilgai near Gir sanctuary

September 21, 2016

Ahmedabad:Biting off more than it could chew cost a 20-foot python its life in Junagadh district. The python died yesterday after swallowing a blue bull ('nilgai') at Baliavad village near Gir wildlife sanctuary, a Gujarat forest department official said. Villagers found the python lying on the road, its belly distended beyond normal capacity, and apparently struggling to digest the animal it had swallowed. "Forest officials were informed and they rushed to the site to ascertain i...Read More

Ravindra Jadeja’s statement recorded in lion selfie case

July 15, 2016
Ravindra Jadeja’s statement recorded in lion selfie case

Ahmedabad:The Gujarat Forest department has recorded the statement of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, who allegedly flouted rules and took selfies with lions at Wildlife Sanctuary at Gir in Junagadh during his visit a month ago, officials said today. "After the matter came to our knowledge a month back, we summoned Jadeja to record his statement with us. He recently gave his statement. We are in the process of preparing the final report, based on which action will be taken," said Chief Conservat...Read More

Probe ordered into Ravindra Jadeja’s ‘selfie’ with lions in Gir jungle

June 17, 2016

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat forest department has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja taking 'selfie', which is not permitted, with lions at the Gir wildlife sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh. The alleged incident occurred just days after the forest department advised tourists and locals against taking 'selfie' with lions. After some of the photos--where Jadeja along with his wife Reeva can be seen posing in front of lions-- went viral on social media plat...Read More

Don’t take selfie with lions: Gujarat forest dept tells tourists

June 11, 2016

Ahmedabad: Gujarat forest department has advised tourists and locals against taking "selfie with lions" to discourage them from getting dangerously close to the wild animal and putting their lives at risk, an official said. "The forest department has found growing trend of people risking their lives by taking selfie with lions in forest areas. They do so out of excitement to share these photos on social media platforms to garner praise," Chief Conservator of Forest, wildlife crime, S P Sisodi...Read More

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