Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Lion found dead in Amreli village.
RAJKOT: A male lion, believed to be around five years old, was found dead in Nageshree village of Rajula taluka in Amreli district on Tuesday.
Sources said that preliminary investigation suggested that the lion died due to infighting. Injuries marks were found on the lion's body and there were pug marks around the area where it was found dead. Forest department officials rushed to the spot and sent the lion's body for postmortem to the Jasadhar Animal Care Centre near Dhari.
The village is located on the Bhavnagar-Somnath coastal highway and there are about 45 lions close to the Amreli coast. Sources said at least 260 lions have died in the last five years, some of them unnatural deaths in Gir forest, the last abode of Asiatic lions.