In recent flood of Saurashtra, 5 lions died after drowning. these lions were drowned in Shetrunji river.
Three lions, including a 3-month-old female cub, were killed after they drowned following heavy rainfall in the Amreli district, while carcasses of two other lions were found from the Bhavnagar district, forest officials said. Officials from Forest Department takes custody of deadbodies of Lions. Around 7 forest department teams, including 35 personnel, have been scanning the entire district to avoid any further casualties and also to study the situation.
“A forest department team recovered carcasses of two Asiatic lions today, including a five-year-old male lion and a three-month-old female cub from Gagadiyo river at Boringada Vidi village in Liliya taluka here,” Amreli district’s Deputy Conservator of Forest told PTI.
“Besides, we also found a carcass of a lioness, aged around six to eight years, from Bavadi village in Liliya taluka of Amreli district yesterday,” Mr Gujjar said. “Carcasses of lions were sent for postmortem,” he said.
Bhavnagar district Deputy Conservator of Forest Singh said two lions, who probably fell into the Shetrunji river, were dead.
“We found carcasses of two lions, including a male and a female, from Garajiya village on the banks of Shetrunji river in Palitana taluka of Bhavnagar district today,” Mr Singh told.
In Heavy rains, other wild animals like blue bulls, spotted dears, porcupines and wild boars were drowned. 3 ‘cheetals’ (spotted deer), a porcupine and a wild boar from the forest range were also found. About 100 Nilgai were found from Palitana.
“We have also recovered carcasses of about 150 neelgai (blue bulls) from the Bhavnagar forest range,” Mr Singh said.
40 lions have feared dead out of 514 lions in Gujarat. 7 lions found dead including, 2 lions from Kankrej, 2 from Pali, 1 from Dodavali, 1 from Bavla and 1 from Kulda