Flash floods kill 85 blackbucks, 2 (Asiatic) Lions
Ahmedabad Newsline By Bashir Pathan
There is a possibility that more dead blackbucks can be found once the flood waters start receding.
Gandhinagar, July 5: Flash floods have claimed the lives of around 85 blackbucks in areas outside the
A senior official attached to the
As the reports of death of blackbucks reached the state forest headquarters in Gandhinagar, the department directed
Pathak said that no blackbuck has died in the Park due to the torrential rains and that all the casualties have occurred in the villages outside the Park. “I am camping in Velavadar at present. Fodder is being provided to a large number of blackbucks, which have taken shelter on the raised platforms created by the department in and around the Park,” he added.
Pathak further said that several villages located in the vicinity of the Park, including Nari, Ganeshgadh, Madhiya, Savainagar, Narmad and Kheta Khatli are still under water. Around 2,000 blackbucks live in the Park and as many are reported to be living in the surrounding villages.
Meanwhile, two lions have been found dead along the Shetrunji river because of heavy rains in the region. One of the lions was found
between Chandgadh and near Amba village in Liliya Taluka village in Amreli taluka Distric, while the other was found in Chiroda village in Palitana Taluka in