Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lioness dies of snake-bite at Gir sanctuary.
Manishwar Raja, divisional forest officer, east zone, said the lioness, who was from a group of three, consisting of two lions, died last evening.
The body was sent to a veterinary hospital at Jasdar for post mortem.
Gir is the only place where Asiatic lions are found. As per the 2010 census, their number was 411.