Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lioness found dead in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary.

PTI | 05:12 PM,Dec 03,2011

Vadodara, Dec 3 (PTI) A lioness has been found dead in Paniya forest range of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat's Junagadh district, Forest Department officials said today. The carcass of the eight-year-old wild cat was spotted yesterday in the sanctuary, the last abode of Asiatic lions, said Manishwar Raja, Deputy Conservator of Forest. "Post-mortem revealed that she died after being attacked by a lion," he told PTI by phone. According to the last Census conducted in 2010, there are 411 lions in the Gir region. PTI COR RSY HK

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