Monday, June 29, 2015

Eight Lions Drown To Death As Floods Ravage The Gir Forest Region.

More than eight lions dead in Gir sanctuary in Gujarat

June 28, 2015
Recently we had reported about lions from the Gir forest dying after drowning in wells that are left uncovered all over the region. But now it seems that the royal animals are facing a bigger calamity.
At least two more lions were found dead from drowning in floods that are ravaging the banks of the Shetrunji River after heavy rains. Shetrunji flows alongside the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat where now the total toll on lion population is expected to be around eight.
The latest two dead bodies were found in Amreli and Bhavnagar districts of Gir forest. Apart from lions, other wild animals were also found dead along the banks of the river.
According to a local resident, Mahendrasinh Kuman, seven to eight dead lions have already been found in the area. Senior forest official AC Pant said that teams have been sent out to ascertain the extent of damage.
The Asiatic lions- who differ from African lions with a characteristic skin fold on their bellies and thinner manes on the males – are endangered animals found mostly in Gir wildlife sanctuary.
(With Inputs From ANI)

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