Lioness Found Dead At Gir Sanctuary In Gujarat

A nine to 12-year-old lioness was found dead during a joint patrol of Hadala and Jasadhar border rounds staff on Tuesday night, chief conservator forests (wildlife) DT Vasavada said.

Lioness Found Dead At Gir Sanctuary In Gujarat

The lioness may have been responsible for attacking a tribal herdsman four days ago (File)

Vadodara:

A lioness was found dead in the sanctuary area of Gujarat''s Gir Somnath district, a forest official said on Wednesday.

Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 500 Asiatic lions.

A nine to 12-year-old lioness was found dead during a joint patrol of Hadala and Jasadhar border rounds staff on Tuesday night, chief conservator forests (wildlife) DT Vasavada said.

A team comprising a forest official, two range forest officers and veterinarians, who examined the carcass, didn't find anything suspicious, he added.

The lioness may have been responsible for attacking a ''maldhari'' or tribal herdsman in Dodhi Ness area four days ago, Vasavada said. Doctors have collected required samples during post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death, the senior official added.

On Sunday, Kalu Vasram Mori was mauled by a lioness while he was herding cattle in Dodhi Ness area. Mori was rushed to a hospital, where he is undergoing treatment, the official said.

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