Articles tagged under: Wildlife
December 06, 2018
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
December 04, 2018
Amreli:A leopard today took away a two year old child in Chudavad village in Amreli district.
Forest official M A Gamera said that the beast came from the nearby forests and took away the two year old son of farm labourer Prabhu Damor.
The incident took place when the child was sleeping in a hut in a farm while his mother was cooking food.
The labourer family has come from Rajasthan to work here. The body of the child has not yet been recovered.
December 02, 2018
Junagadh: The lion duo Gaurav and Gautam responsible for killing of a temporary forest department driver and injuring two others in Devaliya lion safari cum interpretation zone recently would be kept in the Sakkarbaug zoological Garden or Sakkarbagu Zoo here.
A forest official today said that this one of the oldest zoo in the country set up in 1863 during British era and currently spreading in over 400 acres of area currently houses around 50 leopards which had been caged and kept there...Read More
December 01, 2018
Dahod: The 'man-eater' leopard of Dahod district which killed 3 woman recently has now most likely crossed Gujarat border and moved in to neigbhouring Madha Pradesh.
On the other hand Gujarat government has sanctioned the permission to shoot the deadly beast at site and on the formal request of forest department, local police was looking for a shooter for the job if the need arises.
The suspected male leopard was also not involved in an incident of attack on a 26 year...Read More
November 30, 2018
Vadodara: At least six black-bucks (an specie of deer/antelope) were tragically killed by stray dogs in Sayaji Baug zoo in Kamatibag area here today.
Two other such animals were also serious.
Curator of the zoo, Pratyush Patankar said that sometime between 5 to 7 am this morning, 3 stray dogs entered the enclosure where all the 11 black bucks or Indian antelopes were kept, by jumping over the outer wall. They killed six of them while 2 others in a high state of shock were also...Read More
November 29, 2018
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
November 29, 2018
Amreli: In the sixth death of a Gir lion this month, the body of a lioness was found today in Amabliliyala area under Tulisishyam range of Gir East forest in Amreli district.
CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada said that the body of around 9 to 12 years old lioness was found from Rabarika round.
He said that primary reason of death seems to be natural. The exact reason would be known only after the post mortem.
Notably, this is sixth death of a Gir lion in November. Earlier bodies...Read More
November 28, 2018
Gandhinagar: Almost three weeks after the sensational entry of a leopard in the secretariat premises in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar, reports of pug marks (foot-print) of another such beast seen close to the seat of the state government, put the forest department in tizzy today.
However after the search it turned out to be seemingly a rumour.
The forest department had on November 5 after over 12 hours of high voltage operation caged the leopard that had sneaked in to the capital, a...Read More
November 27, 2018
Junagadh: Web based CCTV monitoring has been started in Gir forest on four checking points, said Cheif Conservator of Forest, Wildlife Junagadh adding that soon all nakas (checking points for entry and exit) will be covered with CCTV monitoring system. With web based CCTV monitoring system in place, officers can now monitor nakas(checking points) with their computer and mobile phone. Forest department earlier this month also started drone vigil initiative in order to protect the Asiatic lions mo...Read More
November 26, 2018
Dahod: The forest department and locals have sought a 'shoot-at-site' order from the state government to gun-down a seemingly man-eater leopard which today killed another woman in the Baria forest division of Dahod district of central Gujarat.
In a repeat like incident of 2002-03, this 'man-eater' leopard has so far killed 3 including two girls and injured another woman in less than a week in Baria forest division of Dahod district of central Gujarat where another such beast ...Read More
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