Lion Cub Found Dead In Gujarat's Gir, Likely Killed In Territorial Fight

Primary investigation revealed it may have been killed in a territorial fight among adult lions to establish dominance, an official said.

Lion Cub Found Dead In Gujarat's Gir, Likely Killed In Territorial Fight

This is the second case this month of a cub getting killed in a territorial fight. (Representational)

Ahmedabad:

A lion cub was found dead near a farm in Gujarat's Gir Forest near a farm in the Tulsishyam Range, forest officials said on Tuesday.

The carcass of the 3-month-old cub was found on Monday night. Primary investigation revealed it may have been killed in a territorial fight among adult lions to establish dominance, an official said.

This is the second case this month of a cub getting killed in a territorial fight.

Two weeks ago, two lion cubs were killed by a male lion during a territorial fight in the Visavadar range of Gir.

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Earlier last month, two lions, a lioness and a cub were found dead in and around the protected Gir forest, the only abode of Asiatic lions.

As per the last census of 2015, it is home to 523 lions, though the Gujarat government recently said the figure now might be over 600.