Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lioness gives birth to 2 cubs.

Maliyahatina (Gir): Fast gaining the tag of a maternity ward for Asiatic lionesses, the Maliyahati village in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary withessed the birth of two more male cubs, this time in a sugarcane field on the outskirts of the village. According to a forest official, this remote village has been serving as a maternity home in Gir, as a number of lionesses have been visiting and delivering their cubs here for the past four years.

In the latest case, hte two 12-day-old male cubs were spotted gambolling about in the Bhikha Solanki's sugarcane field. Alerted by his farm labourers, Solnaki called the forest department officials, who reached the farmarmed with cage and bait. "Our prime concern was to catch the lioness in order to avoid any untoward incident of man-animal conflict and the safety of the lioness and her cubs," said forest official. Source: SANDESH.

The times of India, Ahmedabad
Thursday, April 24,2008
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1 comment:

roopa said...

THank god for mighty mercies. We are two lions richer. We hope and pray that they grow up well.
Ayushyaman bhav!!!!!
Long life to you.