Articles tagged under: Lions

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

Another Gir lion found dead, prima facie seems natural death, PM report awaited

October 15, 2018
Another Gir lion found dead, prima facie seems natural death, PM report awaited

Junagadh: Close on heels of the death of 23 lions in Dalkhaniya range of Gir East forests in Amreli district, the body of a very young male lion has been found in a revenue area close to Gir West forests in neighbouring Junagadh district. DCF Gir-West Dhiraj Mittal today said that the body was found from a farm land in Kalavad village under Visavadar taluka of Junagadh. 'Prime facie no unnatural reason for death was visible. The body of around 2 to 3 year old male was re...Read More

Young lion rescued from deep well in rural Dhari area

October 15, 2018
Young lion rescued from deep well in rural Dhari area

Junagadh: A lion was rescued from 25 ft deep well in Devla village of Dhari belt in Gir East area by forest department staff. Post rescue, injured young lion was taken to Jasadhar animal care centre. The rescue operation continued for three hours. Open wells without surrounding wall in farm areas around Gir forest often become deathtrap for lions. While in core areas, walls are built around wells, the greater area has many existing wells without wall. In another development, a th...Read More

Almost 80% permits for lion-safari in Gir booked in advance online, Sinh Darshan to resume from October 16, Gypsy to be used in Devaliya too, 4 new lion safari routes added in tourist zone

October 08, 2018
Almost 80% permits for lion-safari in Gir booked in advance online, Sinh Darshan to resume from October 16, Gypsy to be used in Devaliya too, 4 new lion safari routes added in tourist zone

Junagadh:Almost a week before the reopening of Gir sanctuary for tourists after the annual four months closure during monsoon season, almost 80% of the permits for Sinh Darshan or Lion Safari trip has been booked in advanced online. This is despite the fact that the number of permits have also been increased to more than double. A senior official of the forest department today informed. He also said that this time Gypsy vehicles would also be used for seeing lions in Deval...Read More

No migration of Lions from Gir; Lions are safe in Gujarat: Gujarat CM

October 07, 2018
No migration of Lions from Gir; Lions are safe in Gujarat: Gujarat CM

Rajkot: Referring to recent deaths of as many as 23 lions due to various illness in Gir forest, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today told media persons in Junagadh that with the help of high-level experts a survey of health of lions,living in Gir and its surrounding areas, and task of taking their blood samples were conducted and there was no need to worry as all the health reports were negative. The Chief Minister further stated that for securing the health of the lions in futu...Read More

Extend ESZ, end illegal resorts and dog menace, invest in medical facilities, create Rs 1000 cr fund to save lions: Ahmed Patel writes to PM

October 06, 2018
Extend ESZ, end illegal resorts and dog menace, invest in medical facilities, create Rs 1000 cr fund to save lions: Ahmed Patel writes to PM

New Delhi: Treasurer of Indian National Congress, senior Gujarat politician and Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Patel has in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grave concern regarding deaths of 23 lions in Gir sanctuary area of Gujarat in last three weeks and alleged prolonged mismanagement and poor oversight on State government's part. He has demanded several measures to save lions. Ahmed Patel in his letter said, 'the Gir Lion is the pride of Gujarat but unfortunately their large s...Read More

Forest Minister Vasava terms LoP Dhanani’s statement on Gir lions deaths as irresponsible and politically motivated

October 05, 2018
Forest Minister Vasava terms LoP Dhanani’s statement on Gir lions deaths as irresponsible and politically motivated

Gandhinagar: Forest Minister of Gujarat Ganpat Vasava today termed the statement of LoP and senior Congress leader Paresh Dhanani about conspiracy behind death of 23 lions of Gir forest in the state as thoroughly 'irresponsible' and 'political'. Addressing a press conference here Vasava said that the situation in Gir forests was completely under control now. 'After the death of 23 lions of one pride (family) in Sirisiya vidi of Dalkhaniya range in East Gir in Amreli district, no other lion ha...Read More

LoP Dhanani attempts to link Gir lions deaths with MP election, BJP terms it nonsensical, absurd and immature

October 05, 2018
LoP Dhanani attempts to link Gir lions deaths with MP election, BJP terms it nonsensical, absurd and immature

Talala (Gir Somnath): Giving a new twist to the Gir lions deaths, Leader of opposition in Gujarat and Congress MLA from Amreli Paresh Dhanani today said that that a possibility of conspiracy to kill the lions to pave way for easy translocation of some of them to poll bound Madhya Pradesh could not be ruled out. Dhanani told newsmen here today that it should also be kept in mind whether the death of 23 lions of just one family (pride) in Sarasiya vidi under Dalkhaniya range of East Gir ...Read More

Purevax Ferret Distemper vaccine purchased from US to prevent CDV in Gir lions reaches Gujarat

October 05, 2018
Purevax Ferret Distemper vaccine purchased from US to prevent CDV in Gir lions reaches Gujarat

Rajkot: The vaccine from US for precautionary administration to the lions and other animal with suspected Canine Distemper Virus infection arrived today and the vaccination based on advise from a committee of vets, experts and senior forest officials would be started most likely from tomorrow. Superintendent of Sakkarbaug zoo of Junagadh and DCF of forest department M K Vala said that around 300 vials of the PUREVAX Ferret Distemper vaccine purchased at an estimated cost of around 9 lak...Read More

Reduce human encroachments and disturbance to Lions, provide world class health check-up and treatment to Lions: Parimal Nathwani writes to Govt

October 04, 2018
Reduce human encroachments and disturbance to Lions, provide world class health check-up and treatment to Lions: Parimal Nathwani writes to Govt

Ahmedabad: In the wake of 23 lion deaths since September 12, 2018 in Dalkhania Range of the only abode of the Asiatic Lion in the world - Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary and Brihad Gir of Gujarat, wildlife enthusiast and Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Shri Parimal Nathwani has requested both Central and State Governments to immediately bring a team of foreign veterinary experts from Africa, US and Europe and provide world class health check-up and treatment to Asiatic Lions in Gir a...Read More

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