A piece of very disheartening news was released last week in which it was stated that the female cub was killed by another lion during infighting in Gir National Park. And the cause of the male lion’s death will be determined following a postmortem.

An adult male lion and a female cub were discovered dead in various regions of Gujarat’s Gir forest on Wednesday, according to an official.

According to the postmortem report, the female cub was killed by another lion during infighting, according to DT Vasavada, Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF), Junagadh Wildlife Division.

The specific reason for the male lion’s death will be determined after a post-mortem is performed later on Wednesday, according to the CCF.

Mr. Vasavada stated that forest department field employees noticed the 1.5-year-old cub’s carcass during foot patrolling in the jungles near Manekpur village in the Gir-Somnath district, which is part of the Gir-East division, on Tuesday.

Mr. Vasavada stated “The field team found nothing odd at the location. After that, the carcass was taken to the Ambardi animal care center for an autopsy. The cub died as a result of injuries sustained during a struggle with another lion, according to the report”

The carcass of a male lion, aged 5 to 10 years, was discovered in the jungles near Gadhada village in Mahuva taluka of the Bhavnagar district, which falls under the According to the CCF, a beat guard was shot in the Shetrunjee wildlife division of the Gir park on Tuesday.

Decline in Lion Population in Gir Forest Park

The Asiatic Lion population in Gir national park has increased by 29% in the last five years, from 523 in 2015 to 674 in 2020, according to the Gujarat Forest Department. The lion distribution area in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, where Gir is located, has expanded by 36% from 22,000 sq. km in 2015 to 30,000 sq. km, according to the department.

The forest service held a drill in which 1,400 forest guards from 13 divisions were asked to locate lions and report them. The population was calculated based on their reports. Poonam Avlokan was the name of the exercise (because it was conducted on full moon night).

Well, there are high chances that you’ll see a lion roaming around, so you should plan a trip to Devalia Park with your friends or family. Visit our website online to get Devalia safari park tickets in advance.


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