Saturday, April 30, 2011
Lioness, cubs captured in Junagadh
PTI | 02:04 PM,Apr 17,2011 Vadodara, Apr 17 (PTI) Forest officials captured a lioness and four cubs in Junagadh district of Gujarat, a senior official of Gir forest division said today."The lioness and her four cubs are caged to provide them protection", said District Forest Officer (East) of Gir forest division Manishwar Raja.He told PTI on phone that the big cat along with four cubs was spotted by villagers in Kankya village of Una taluka of Junagadh district.A bigger cage, with buffalo as a bait, was procured to trap the lioness and the cubs who are being shifted to wild Life Animal Care Centre in Jasadar, Raja said.They will be kept under observation at the Centre for a week and then will be released in Gir national sanctuary, which is Asia's only abode of Asiatic lions, he said. The forest official added that the big cat did not 'attack' villagers.