Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lion dies after falling off bridge in Gir

Lion dies after falling off bridge in Gir
Press Trust of India

A young lion died after falling off a bridge near a village in Sasan range of Gir forest in Gujarat's Junagadh district today, forest officials said.

According to the officials, the body of a 7-8-year-old lion, which is said to be the wild animal's prime age, was found from under the bridge near Balsar village.

The big cat suffered head injury which could have led to its death, they said.

Preliminary information suggested the the animal may have jumped off the bridge, from a height of 10-15 metres, out of fear after seeing a vehicle coming towards it, the officials said.

In October, two lion deaths were recorded in a week in Khamba taluka of Amreli district which falls in the eastern part of the Gir wildlife sanctuary. Forest officials had then said the lions could have died of some disease.

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