Articles tagged under: Wildlife

3 dead leopard found near East Gir forests in Gujarat were killed by labourer to avenge the death of pet dog

August 10, 2018
3 dead leopard found near East Gir forests in Gujarat were killed by labourer to avenge the death of pet dog

Amreli: The mysterious death of 3 leopards near a village in Dhari area of Amreli district was in fact the result of a revenge killing by a farm labourer who has now accepted to have poisoned them for allegedly killing his pet dog. DCF Dhari P Purushothama today confirmed it. He said that farm labourer Bhupat Mathasuria (51) who was arrested in this connection has during recent remand and interrogation confessed that he had killed the one female leopard aged around 6 ...Read More

5 big cats of Gir forests in Gujarat die, of these 3 leopards poisoned to death

August 02, 2018
5 big cats of Gir forests in Gujarat die, of these 3 leopards poisoned to death

Amreli: The 3 leopards found dead in a revenue area in Limbadia village close to the Dhari belt of the eastern part of Gir forests in Amreli district last evening, were prima facie seemed to have been killed by poisoning,' DCF Dhari P Purushothama today said. 'The 2 female and one male, all aged between 2 to 4 years, had seemingly died within 20 hours from the time of recovery of their bodies. Primary investigations shows that it was a case of killing by poisoning. They have seeming...Read More

Government Should Start Conservation for Tigers in Gujarat: Parimal Nathwani

July 31, 2018
Government Should Start Conservation for  Tigers in Gujarat: Parimal Nathwani

New Delhi: Gujarat could be the only State in the Country to boast of having National Animal Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Lions. In a recent evidence of presence of Tiger in State of Gujarat, a villager in Nijhar village of Tapi district near boarder of Gujarat and Maharashtra was attacked by a tiger on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Shri Parimal Nathwani, Member of Rajya Sabha and Group President of Corporate Affairs at Reliance Industries Ltd, who also happens to be an enthusiastic wildlife...Read More

Tigress in Rajkot zoo dies of snake-bite

July 31, 2018

Rajkot: A tigress in the RMC run Rajkot Zoological Park (Pradhyumn Park Zoo) has died of snake-bite, Superintendent of the Zoo, Ranchhod Hirpara today said. He said that the around 12 and a half year old tigress, was among one of the two yellow tigresses of the zoo and was completely healthy despite ripe age. 'She looked a bit unwell after the closure of the zoo last evening when all the schedule one animals are taken away from display areas and put in cages. Later she fain...Read More

Amateur snake-catcher bitten by cobra in front of camera in South Gujarat, struggling for life in ICU

July 26, 2018
Amateur snake-catcher bitten by cobra in front of camera in South Gujarat, struggling for life in ICU

Valsad: An amateur snake-catcher has to pay heavy price of 'show-off' during catching of a poisonous cobra in Dharampur town of Valsad district in Gujarat. 35 year old Tushar Patel, who though is not a trained serpent catcher, used to catch snakes in and around Dharampur town. Yesterday evening he was catching an around 4 ft long poisonous cobra in a scrap godown in Valod Faliya of the town. The whole incident was being video captured on a mobile camera by someone k...Read More

11 IFS transferred; important vacant posts of Gir forest filled

July 06, 2018
11 IFS transferred; important vacant posts of Gir forest filled

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has transferred 11 Indian Forest Service(IFS) officers. Vacant posts of Sasan Gir forest are filled in this reshuffling. Full list is presented below:   DeshGujaratRead More

Leopard enters Agricultural college campus in Gujarat, attack and injures guard

June 26, 2018

Junagadh: A leopard today entered in the premises of College Of Agricultural Engineering And Technology in Junagadh city of Gujarat and attacked and injured a security guard on duty. The leopard was however caught and caged later and sent to Sakkarbaug zoo here. According to a forest official the beast which had strayed from nearby jungles had entered in the college situated in Motibag. It attacked security guard Firoz Qureshi (50) who was admitted to civil h...Read More

Another video of illegal lion show viral on social media

June 25, 2018
Another video of illegal lion show viral on social media

Junagadh: Another video of illegal lion show is now viral on social media platforms. The latest video shows a hanging chicken which is tied to sting under a tree in order to lure a lioness. Whenever a lioness comes closer to hunt the chicken tied with sting, the sting is lifted up. The video is believed to be from Babaria range of area of lion habitant.  Forest department official believe that this video probably belongs to the month of May when another video of lion show was also captured poss...Read More

A list of major decisions taken in review meeting for lion conservation chaired by Chief Minister of Gujarat

June 19, 2018
A list of major decisions taken in review meeting for lion conservation chaired by Chief Minister of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: A review meeting was held by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in presence of minister and minister of state for forest to discuss the strategy for conservation of Asiatic lions. Following are the decisions taken in this meeting: - 109 square km government owned padtar/forest area of Amreli and Bhavnagar districts will be declared as conservation reserve. - At present, the total area of lions has been divided in three circles namely 1. wildlife circle Junagadh, 2. Junagadh regiona...Read More

Bodies of 5 black-bucks found near chemical factory in Gujarat

June 18, 2018
Bodies of 5 black-bucks found near chemical factory in Gujarat

Bhavnagar: The bodies of 5 black-bucks ( a specie of deer ) were found near a chemical factory in Bhal area around 18 km from Bhavnagar city in Gujarat today. A forest officer said that the bodies of the black-bucks have been sent for post-mortem. Bodies of around a dozen birds were also found near the spot where some small water bodies were situated. It is suspected that the beasts and the birds have died owing to presence of some poisonous affluent from a nearby chemical factor...Read More

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