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A screenshot from the video showing the lion cub's rescue. (Twitter/@rameshpandeyifs)

Forest staff put their lives at risk to free lion cub trapped in net. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The video has been shared by IFS officer Ramesh Pandey.
The cub, which was trapped by its leg, was rescued and sent to a care centre for treatment. (representational image)(Unsplash)
The cub, which was trapped by its leg, was rescued and sent to a care centre for treatment. (representational image)(Unsplash)

Lion cub rescued from trap near Gir forest in Gujarat

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 01:00 AM IST
Guj: Lion cub rescued from snare near Gir forest; 4 held
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared four images along with his tweet.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared four images along with his tweet.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

PM Narendra Modi shares ‘very good news’ about lions living in Gujarat’s Gir Forest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared four images of the majestic Asiatic Lion living in Gir Forest in Gujarat.
This unusual bonding between a lioness and a leopard cub was first spotted by forest staff around six days ago.(Twitter/@DCFGirEastDhari)
This unusual bonding between a lioness and a leopard cub was first spotted by forest staff around six days ago.(Twitter/@DCFGirEastDhari)

Leopard cub separated from mother ‘adopted’ by lioness in Gir

Gujarat | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 05:28 PM IST
Along with two of its own cubs, the lioness is feeding the leopard cub and also keeping a vigilant eye on lions around who might kill the cub
An Asiatic lion rests in Gir forest, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Gir forest and its adjoining areas are the last home of the majestic Asiatic lions. The deaths of 23 lions between September 12 and October 1 and three on October 22 this year have rattled everyone. According to a report by the Indian Council for Medical Research, Canine Distemper Virus was responsible for the deaths(REUTERS)
An Asiatic lion rests in Gir forest, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Gir forest and its adjoining areas are the last home of the majestic Asiatic lions. The deaths of 23 lions between September 12 and October 1 and three on October 22 this year have rattled everyone. According to a report by the Indian Council for Medical Research, Canine Distemper Virus was responsible for the deaths(REUTERS)

To save Gir lions, all development has to be eco-sensitive

By Nitin Sangwan and Pradeep Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 12:08 PM IST
While the growth in tourism is heartening, it is leading to construction of hospitality units – many illegal – near the Sasan-Gir area. This is disturbing the forest corridors that lions use for their movement.
Asiatic Lions near the village of Sasan on the edge of Gir National Park.(AFP File Photo)
Asiatic Lions near the village of Sasan on the edge of Gir National Park.(AFP File Photo)

Gujarat lion deaths:Congress leader Ahmed Patel writes to PM Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 04:59 PM IST
At least 23 lions, all from a single area in Gir forest, have died over the past three weeks due to various reasons, prime among them is Canine Distemper Virus and Protozoa infection.
Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) near the village of Sasan on the edge of Gir National Park. The ICMR, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, has found that Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) was responsible for the death of five Asiatic lions in Gir forest .(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) near the village of Sasan on the edge of Gir National Park. The ICMR, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, has found that Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) was responsible for the death of five Asiatic lions in Gir forest .(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir forest dying of Canine Distemper Virus: ICMR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 10:58 PM IST
Around 23 Asiatic lions have died in Gujarat’s Gir forest since September 12, prompting the government to launch massive operations to ensure that the infection does not spread to other big cats in their only abode in Asia.
All the dead lions were found in Gir (east) division, mainly from Dalkhaniya range in the last few days, an official said.(File Photo)
All the dead lions were found in Gir (east) division, mainly from Dalkhaniya range in the last few days, an official said.(File Photo)

11 lions found dead in Gir forest, Gujarat govt orders inquiry

Press Trust of India, Rajkot | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 11:41 AM IST
A carcass of a lioness was found in a forest near Rajula of Amreli district Wednesday, while three more lions were found dead the same day in Dalkhaniya range area in the Gir forest.
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