Gene-pool for Gir Lions at Wankaner to be ready soon
Briefly translated from Gujarati
As a precaution against genetic bottle neck, three gene pools for pure breed Asiatic Lions are being created in Gujarat. One of them is at Rampara vidi near Wankaner in Rajkot district.
Total six cages, each of half Hectar in size, are planned. Out of these three cages are ready in which three Asiatic Lion pairs will be housed soon. Also one more cage of one Ha is built for spotted deer, chital, sabar etc.
Between two lion cages there is an 4 feet wide passage. Each lion cage will have an night – shelter home for the animals. Below this shelter, there will be one under ground room. This is built to provide calm and cool place for lioness at the time of cubs' delivery.