Sakkarbaug Zoo: Lioness escapes, caged after 5 hrs
Ahmedabad Newsline By: Sibte Husain Bukhari
Junagadh, June 14: A LIONESS that escaped from its display cage at the Sakkarbaug Zoo here on Thursday was caged by officials but not before the animal injured an animal keeper and created panic among people in the surrounding human locality. Though there were visitors in the zoo, none was injured by the animal. The lioness that escaped around 10:30 am was caged at 3:00 pm.
In a separate incident, a lioness killed and ate a lion cub while another cub was saved by forest officials in Gir. The incident occurred on Wednesday at Karamdadi round in Dalkhania forest range falling under Gir-East forest division.
According to officials, forest staff during saw a lioness eating a lion cub. They prevented the lioness from eating the rest of the carcass. The cub was about three months old. The foresters also found another lion cub hiding nearby.
Deputy Conservator of
The cub that was rescued was also about three months old. But it was found to be weak. After preliminary treatment in Gir, it was shifted to the