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Forest officials from Gujarat’s Junagadh district rescued a male Asiatic
lion from a well on Monday morning, in an operation that lasted a few
The 9-year-old lion strayed from his habitat and fell into a well, in Amrapur village in Maliya Hatina taluk.
“He was spotted in the well around 6 a.m. The rescue began immediately.
There was water in the 60-foot-deep well. A charpoy was suspended and he
climbed onto it and was rescued. The animal has been sent to the Sasan
Gir animal care centre. We will have to find out his regular habitat and
then release him,” Mr. Katara, Deputy Conservator of Forest (Social
Forestry) of Junagadh district, told The Hindu.
The Gujarat government has a scheme to allot Rs. 8,000 per well for the construction of walls around wells.
“This particular well did not have the parapet wall. We have told the
well owner to build it immediately and the monetary assistance will also
be provided to him,” Mr. Katara said.
The Sasan Gir National Park is the only natural habitat of the Asiatic
lion, with the protected area stretching from south east of Junagadh to
south west of Amreli district.