Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gujarat: Lion carcass found in Devaliya range of Gir

Nimesh Khakhariya | TNN | Updated: Aug 6, 2019, 20:12 IST
RAJKOT: The carcass of a lion was found in Devalia range of Gala Dhar area in Gir west division on Tuesday. The age of the dead lion was approximately 12 years.

According to forest department the cause of lion's death is not known, the carcass has been sent for post-mortem. The villagers informed the forest department about the lion carcass. Chief Conservator of Forest (wildlife circle) D T Vasavda said “We have found no evidence of poaching and there is no injury mark found on the body. We believe that it’s natural death and the lion died because of age.”
It needs to be mentioned that in monsoon season the mortality rate of wild animal is high in forest area because of mites. In February the state government told in assembly that 204 lions died in last two years out of that 177 died due to natural death.

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