Articles tagged under: Gir

More than 75000 tourists visited tourist zone of Gir Sanctuary and Devaliya safari in 13 days

November 16, 2018
More than 75000 tourists visited tourist zone of Gir Sanctuary and Devaliya safari in 13 days

Sasan Gir: More than 75000 visitors have visited the tourist zone of Gir Sanctuary in Sasan and interpretation zone cum lion safari in nearby Devaliya during 13 days of Diwali and new year vacations this year, DCF Gir Mohan Ram informed today. He said that the forest department has earned more than Rs one crore by issuing entry permits and tickets etc to them during this period. The tourist zone of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, the only abode of Asiatic lions, had o...Read More

Lion enters house, sits on pile of groundnut, stays there, photo goes viral

November 12, 2018
Lion enters house, sits on pile of groundnut, stays there, photo goes viral

Junagadh: A lion entered into the house of a farmer in Patla village of Dhari belt in Amreli district of Gir(East) forest division late Sunday night. It sat on a pile of groundnut inside the house of a farmer. It had killed a buffalo calf. It was later shooed away by forest staff. Photo of lion sitting on pile of groundnut is viral online. Read More

Lion dies in Gir after wound in in-fight and related infection

November 12, 2018
Lion dies in Gir after wound in in-fight and related infection

Junagadh: Another lion in Gir forests, reportedly injured in in-fight in Babra range of Amreli district has died. The around 3 year old male lion had infection in its legs which were reportedly caused by the wound received during the in-fight. It was kept in the Babarkot animal care center since November 7 and succumbed yesterday evening. Earlier the incident of death of an around one year old lioness due to reported bacterial infection in Malia hatina area close to Gir fores...Read More

One year old lioness found dead in village of Junagadh, bacterial infection induced heart failure caused death

November 11, 2018
One year old lioness found dead in village of Junagadh, bacterial infection induced heart failure caused death

Junagadh:The incident of death of a lion due to reported bacterial infection in Malia hatina area close to Gir forests in Junagadh has come to fore. A forest official said that the around one year old lioness was found dead near Amarapur village recently. During postmortem prima facie it was established that the beast died of heart failure caused by some bacterial infection. The FSL probe of the death of the beast was also on, the official said. DeshGujaratRead More

Former minister Sanghani bats for man jailed for attacking lioness in Gir, says he should get attack rather than jail

November 06, 2018
Former minister Sanghani bats for man jailed for attacking lioness in Gir, says he should get attack rather than jail

Amreli: Former Law and Justice minister of Gujarat and prominent co-operative leader Dilip Sanghani today openly came in defense of a man jailed for attacking and seriously injuring a lioness in Khadhadhar area under Khamba in Amreli district in Gir forests last month. He also said that Mannubhai Devipoojak, who attacked the beast with an axe in self-defense on October 20, should have been given award for his bravery rather than putting him behind bars. Sanghani told newsmen ...Read More

Latest lion show video is old, culprit in video is in jail since May 2018: Forest department

October 26, 2018
Latest lion show video is old, culprit in video is in jail since May 2018: Forest department

Junagadh: After a video viral online and also on local news TV channel, Gujarat Forest department clarified: In view of action initiated by forest department, against illegal lion show and other illegal activities some agencies with vested interest, are circulating old videos in social and electronic media. The lioness video shown in media today is an old video. The offender is Iliyas from Drubak Settlement Area of Babariya Range who was booked by Forest Department and is in judicial cust...Read More

Another video of illegal lion show in Gir goes viral

October 25, 2018
Another video of illegal lion show in Gir goes viral

Veraval: Amid the claims of strict action against illegal lion-show organizers in Gir area which has also been suspected as a reason behind spread of deadly canine distemper virus (CDV) among the big cats, another video of such a show has gone viral. In the short video suspected to be shot somewhere in Gir forests in Gir Gadhada area of Gir Somnath district, a man sitting on a chair could be seen holding a hen in his hand and tempting a lioness standing quite close-by. The lioness afte...Read More

Body of 3 lion cubs found close to Gir forests in Gujarat, forest department terms it in-fight deaths

October 22, 2018
Body of 3 lion cubs found close to Gir forests in Gujarat, forest department terms it in-fight deaths

Amreli: Close on heels of the death of 23 lions in Dalkhaniya range of Gir forests in Amreli district and finding the body of another lion in a revenue area of Junagadh district, the body of 3 cubs have been found in Khadadara village in Amreli district close to the Gir Sanctuary. CCF D T Vasavada said that the bodies of one male and 2 female cubs, all aged between 4 to 6 months, have been found in a revenue area at a distance of around 200 meters from the sanctuary in Khadadara villa...Read More

Lions to roar again in Gujarat capital

October 17, 2018
Lions to roar again in Gujarat capital

Gandhinagar/Jungadh: The visitors of the zoo of Indrora Nature park in Gandhinagar would soon again witness the roars of Asiatic lions as the central zoo authority and other related authorities have given permission for that. It is expected that in next 2 to 3 days, a pair of lions (an 8 year old lion and a 10 year old lioness) from Junagadh based Sakkarbaug zoo would arrive in Gandhinagar. A senior forest official said that the Indrora zoo had lion till 2002 but after its death that...Read More

Gir Sanctuary and National Park reopens for visitors after 4-month monsoon break; four more Lion Safari routes added for tourists

October 16, 2018
Gir Sanctuary and National Park reopens for visitors after 4-month monsoon break; four more Lion Safari routes added for tourists

Sasan Gir: The tourist zone of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, the only abode of Asiatic lions in the world, reopened today after 4 months long annual closure of Monsoon. The famous Sinh Darshan (Lion safari) in around 110 square kilometer area of the total 1412 sq km Gir National Park and Sanctuary, more commonly known as the protected area of the Gir forest, the only abode of Asiatic lions situated in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, meant for tourist activities remains...Read More

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