Articles tagged under: Lions

5 nabbed in connection with viral video/photos of harassment of lions in Gujarat

September 09, 2019
5 nabbed in connection with viral video/photos of harassment of lions in Gujarat

Junagadh: The forests department sleuths have arrested five people in connection with the viral video/photos of said harassment of a group of lions in Junagadh district of Gujarat. A forest official today said that during the investigation it was revealed that such a video and photos were taken by a group of people in Dungar Uttar range and Paturan round of forests here on September 2. Five people Rashid Taiyab Hala (Resident Junagadh), Shahrukh Habib Theba (Resident Medp...Read More

Lioness kept under ambitious Lion Gene Pool project in Gujarat gives birth to 4 cubs but not taking care of newborns

August 23, 2019
Lioness kept under ambitious Lion Gene Pool project in Gujarat gives birth to 4 cubs but not taking care of newborns

Porbandar: The sole alive lioness kept under ambitious Lion Gene Pool Project in Satvirda Nesh in the Barda Wildlife Sanctuary in Porbandar district of Gujarat has given birth to four cubs. DCF Porbandar D J Pandya today said that 3 of the cubs were female and one was male. 'The only concern, however, is that the mother lioness Sarita, due to inexperience of whom two of her earlier cubs had died in April this year, was not taking care of the recently born cubs. She...Read More

Lion Cub in Girnar forest rescued with help of specialized Lion-Ambulance

July 26, 2019

Junagadh: A lion cub was today rescued in Girnar Sanctuary here with the help of special lion-ambulance, first of its kind in the whole country which was launched by CM  Vijay Rupani last month.       CCF D T Vasavada said that the ambulance was rushed to the spot when information was received from foresters about a two and a half month lion cub looking frail and ill.      'It has been taken to a animal care center for further treatment,' he said.         Notably, the hi...Read More

74 arrested for illegal lion-shows in Gujarat in last 2 years, govt. informs in assembly

July 16, 2019
74 arrested for illegal lion-shows in Gujarat in last 2 years, govt. informs in assembly

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today informed that altogether 74 people have been nabbed in connection with illegal lion-shows in and around Gir forests in the state in last two years. In reply to a question by Pratap Dudhat, the Congress MLA from Savarkundla in Amreli, one of three districts in Saurashtra region where Gir forests, the sole abode of Asiatic lions, was spread, the government informed this in the assembly. Among those nabbed, there was no forest official o...Read More

Lioness found dead in Gir East forest, Leopard electrocuted with 2 peahens in farm close to eastern parts of the jungle

July 13, 2019
Lioness found dead in Gir East forest, Leopard electrocuted with 2 peahens in farm close to eastern parts of the jungle

Junagadh: A leopard was electrocuted along with 2 peahen at place clsoe to West Gir forest today while the body of a lioness was found in the Eastern part of the jungle situated in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada informed. In the first incident the around 7 to 8 year old male leopard tried to catch the two peahen sitting near a transformer in a farm in Govindpur Bhandariya area of Jamavala range and Ghantvad round of west Gir forest in Gir Somnath distri...Read More

Lion, lioness from Gujarat sent to Assam State Zoo in specially designed rail coach

July 13, 2019
Lion, lioness from Gujarat sent to Assam State Zoo in specially designed rail coach

Junagadh: A pair of Asiatic lion and lioness from Sakkarbaug Zoo, one of the oldest in India, situated in Junagadh of Gujarat have been sent to the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, largest of its kind in the whole North East region situated in Guwahati under animal exchange programme. RFO Junagadh, Suresh Bariaya today said that the Junagadh zoo would received a pair of bears from Assam in exchange. 'The pair of lion and lioness from here were taken to Okha yesterday ...Read More

Tempting advertisement: Forest department seals a resort in Gir

July 06, 2019
Tempting advertisement: Forest department seals a resort in Gir

Junagadh: Gujarat Forest department today sealed Gir Pride Resort following "tempting advertising" on social media by the resort displaying illegal act like walk with lion. CCF Wildlife Junagadh said stringent legal action will follow. CCF has also requested tourists not to fall trap to such ads. It is learnt that operator of the resort Mahendrasinh Solanki had posted a video and announced offer for sighting of lion in night safari for Rs. 999. DeshGujaratRead More

Representatives from all the groups of lions in and around Gir forests to be radio collared in a months time: CCF Vasavada

June 24, 2019
Representatives from all the groups of lions in and around Gir forests to be radio collared in a months time: CCF Vasavada

By our correspondent, Junagadh: In an endeavour to link at least one representative big cat of all the lion groups (prides) in and around Gir forests, the sole natural abode of Asiatic lions, with radio collar device to make their detection and monitoring easy, the forest department has so far done almost one third of the job and the remaining would most likely be completed in a months time. CCF Junagadh D T Vasavada today said that since June 11 to till date more than 25 representat...Read More

Gir lions death issue: Amicus Curiae Hemang shah submits suggestion brief in the High Court

June 20, 2019
Gir lions death issue: Amicus Curiae Hemang shah submits suggestion brief in the High Court

Ahmedabad: The amicus curiae of the Gujarat high court in the matter of lions deaths in and around Gir Sanctuary in Gujarat, Hemang Shah in his brief given to the court has given several suggestions. The court had sought suggestions on preventing lions deaths during hearing of this matter in January this year. The court was hearing the matter after the death of three young lions in Savarkundala area getting run over by a goods train in December last year. ...Read More

Forest teams trying to locate and shift lions in coastal areas to safer places in the wake of approaching cyclone VAYU

June 12, 2019
Forest teams trying to locate and shift lions in coastal areas to safer places in the wake of approaching cyclone VAYU

Amreli: Even as the precautionary measures in the wake of approaching cyclonic storm VAYU were on in full swing, the forest department teams in coastal Jafrabad area of Amreli district in Gujarat were trying to locate and move several lions from the forests in the area to safer places. A forest official today said that around 10 teams including several trackers were locating the lions who live in coastal area. 'There were at least three groups of lions and some of them live in low...Read More

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