Two cubs fall to death in well
Junagadh, May 22 Two lion cubs aged about two months reportedly died after slipping into a well.
The incident occurred on Wednesday on the outskirts of Khilawad village under Tikaria bit in Jashadhar forest range in Gir east forest division.
This is the second such incident to be reported in the revenue area surrounding Gir forest.
On April 3, carcass of a lioness was recovered from an abandoned parapet-less well on the outskirts of Surva village in Talala taluka in Gir west forest division.
According to forest officials, two lion cubs, male and female, sneaked into a well through a small hole between a hut and the well.
The hut that houses the diesel water pump is located on an agriculture land owned by Chhagan Modasia, a farmer.
On being informed about the incident, forest officials rushed to the spot and fished out the carcasses from the well.
According to the post-mortem report submitted by two veterinary doctors, the cubs died due to injuries received during the fall.
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