Thursday, November 27, 2014
Lion cub found dead in Amreli village.
RAJKOT: An 11-month-old male lion cub was found dead in Sokhda village of Jafarabad taluka of Amreli district on Friday. Forest officials suspects infighting to be the cause of its death. Forester at Rajula Forest Range L R Vaghela said the cub was found at a farm owned by Champubhai Varu. "The marks on its body suggest that the wild cat died due to infighting," he said. Forest department has said its body for postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of death. According to lion census of 2010, there were 411 Asiatic lions in Gir forest and its nearby areas. However, in the last five years over 261 lions have died and many of them met an unnatural end. tnn