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Preliminary probe suggests that lion may have died due to snake bite.
About four-year-old male lion was found dead in Pipardi village in
Savarkundla taluka of Amreli district on Thursday afternoon.
Sources said that a lion was spotted on outskirts of the Pipardi village
on Thursday morning with unusual roaring. On Wednesday, lion had killed
However, on Thursday afternoon, lion was
found dead on the banks of Shetrunji River. Forest officials rushed to
the spot and they have taken lion's body to Vadal forest area.
The exact reason behind lion's death would be known after the postmortem
report is arrived but preliminary probe suggests that lion may have
died due to snake bite.
Earlier, at least seven lions died in rail and road accident in Amreli district in last two months.
Meanwhile, forest officials of Gir East division rescued a three-month
male lion club from Jambal village in Savarkundla taluka after foresters
found it injured in both the legs. The injured lion cub was taken to
Jasdhar animal care centre. Forest officials say that lion cub may have
injured in infighting. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Lion-found-dead-in-Gujarats-Pipardi-village/articleshow/35169229.cms?