Articles tagged under: Sasan Gir

Body of lion cub found in East Gir forests, most likely killed in in-fight of lions

March 19, 2019
Body of lion cub found in East Gir forests, most likely killed in in-fight of lions

Amreli: The dead body a lion cub was today found in Tulsishyam range of eastern extension of Gir forests in Amreli district of Gujarat. A forest official said that the body of around 3 month old cub found in Bhaniya round of the forest in Khambha taluka had injury marks that indicated that it was most likely killed in an in-fight of lions. He said that in May last year also the body of an around 6 to 7 month old cub was found in the same area. It was also killed in in-fight o...Read More

Leopard cub under care of lion family for last one and half month dies in Gir forest

February 12, 2019
Leopard cub under care of lion family for last one and half month dies in Gir forest

Junagadh: A leopard cub which was under care of lioness died yesterday in the forest of Gir in Gujarat. A leopard cub was suffering from congenital femoral hernia which caused its death. It was in 45-day long association with lion family, informed DCF Gir-West. DeshGujarat Read More

Centre launches dedicated project for Asiatic Lion conservation; Rs 97.85 crore to be spent over 3 years

February 08, 2019
Centre launches dedicated project for Asiatic Lion conservation; Rs 97.85 crore to be spent over 3 years

New Delhi: A dedicated“Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” with a budgetary contribution of Rs 97.85 Cr from Central Government was launched. With a view to strengthen the conservation initiatives, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change(MoEFCC) approved the project for three financial years FY 2018-19, FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21. The Asiatic Lion. endemic to Gir landscape of Gujarat, is one of the 21 critically endangered species identified by the Ministry for taking up...Read More

Nature’s wonder in Gir forest of Gujarat, mother lioness rearing leopard cub with her own, protecting and feeding milk too

January 03, 2019

Junagadh: In an interesting, rare and wonderful wildlife incident, the forest officials have found that a lioness in western parts of Gir forests, the only abode of Asiatic lions, is rearing a leopard cub along with her own cubs and even feeding it with her milk. DCF of West Gir Dhiraj Mittal today said that he has seen, photographed and filmed the rare incident in the forests in Junagadh district. 'The leopard cub is around 2 months old and is being seen with the lioness and...Read More

President Kovind visits Gir forest, will go to Somnath on Monday

December 30, 2018

Junagadh: President Ram Nath Kovind was on visit to Sasan Gir forest near Junagadh in Gujarat with is wife and daughter to have Lion Safari earlier today. He could spot number of Gir lions in this last abode of Asiatic Lions in the world. He also spotted deer and other wild animals. In his series of tweets, Kovind later said: Delighted to visit Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat today. Was happy to learn about the conservation efforts that have led to rising population of Asiatic Lions - th...Read More

Illusion causing video seemingly showing small calf chasing away lion in area close to Gir forest goes viral

December 27, 2018
Illusion causing video seemingly showing small calf chasing away lion in area close to Gir forest goes viral

Amreli: A somewhat strange but interesting illusion causing video has gone viral in social media in which a small calf of a cow can be seen chasing away a young lion in an area close to East Gir forests in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The video was filmed by someone through mobile phone camera in Barmod village in Khambha area of Amreli district. It shows a calf chasing away a young lion which seemingly had entered the residential area in the village close to forest...Read More

Lioness in Devaliya Safari Park of Gujarat dies

December 11, 2018
Lioness in Devaliya Safari Park of Gujarat dies

Sasan Gir: One lioness named "BANDI" in Devalia Safari Park today died due to old age. CCF D T Vasavada said that the lioness aged around 16-17 years died due to the old age and general weakness, today at around 14:00 hrs. The PM and last rights will be done as per the set procedure. Notably in the same safari park in Gir Somnath district, around 13 km from here, a driver and temporary staff of forest department was killed in lion attack a few days ago. Two others were i...Read More

Body of another lioness found in field with Toor crop in village close to Gir forest in Gujarat

December 06, 2018
Body of another lioness found in field with Toor crop in village close to Gir forest in Gujarat

Amreli: The decomposed body of a young lioness has been found from a field with toor (a kind of pulses) crop in Talala area of Gir Somnath district, DCF Gir West Dhiraj Mittal today said. Mittal told that the badly decomposed body of a 5 to 6 year old lioness was found from the field in Ambalsh village in revenue area close to Talala range in western parts of the Gir forests the sole abode of Asiatic lions. 'I had visited the place to verify the claims that it had three cubs...Read More

Lion mauls to death driver in lion safari zone of Gir forest, injure two others

November 29, 2018
Lion mauls to death driver in lion safari zone of Gir forest, injure two others

Sasan Gir (Gujarat):A lion on Thursday attacked ंand mauled one temporary forest department employee and injured two others in Devaliya interpretation zone cum safari area situated at a distance of 13 km from here in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. The lion killed one Rajnish Keshwala (34), a daily wager driver of forest department whose mutilated body was later found at a distance of 2 km from the cage of the big cat from which it was reportedly being taken out when it sud...Read More

Lion attacks two daily wager temporary drivers of forest department in Devaliya lion safari cum interpretation zone in Gir forest

November 29, 2018
Lion attacks two daily wager temporary drivers of forest department in Devaliya lion safari cum interpretation zone in Gir forest

Update: One of two persons attacked was dead. A lion had dragged him in bushes. A forest guard on task to recover victim's dead body also faced attack by lion. He was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injury Sasan Gir (Gujarat): A lion today attacked at least two persons in Devaliya interpretation zone cum safari area situated at a distance of 13 km from here in Gir Somnath district. The lion had taken away one of them and the attempts to search and rescue him was on. ...Read More