Lion dies of old age, leopard's death still mystery
Times of India
A lion died of old age at Jasadhar veterinary hospital recently after he was shifted there by the forest department. He was found from Gigasan village in Dalkhaniya range of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in November last year.
According to foresters, the lion was 15-year-old and succumbed to various old age ailments on Friday. "The lion was found lying ill and was shifted to the health centre on November 27. He died during treatment. The postmortem revealed that he had died of old age disease," said deputy conservator of forest of Dhari range.
Meanwhile, the forest department could not ascertain the cause of death of 12-year-old male leopard whose body was found from Rebdinera hill near Bhaniya Beat in Tulsishyam range of Gir forest on Thursday.
"Postmortem of the leopard was conducted in the forest itself. However, cause of death could not be established except for the fact that the death had occurred 15 days ago," said forest officer of Tulsishyam range.
- ► 2017 (112)
- ► 2016 (128)
- ► 2015 (165)
- ► 2014 (139)
- ► 2013 (308)
- ► 2012 (493)
- ► 2011 (296)
- Leopard attacks a child
- ‘Centre did not consult state on lion shifting’
- Lion cub’s carcass found in Visavadar range
- Lion census in April, to cover 4 districts
- Is Gujarat serious about keeping the lion’s share?...
- Lion transfer will be big blow to Gujarat tourism
- Lion safari at Ambardi too
- Forest officials’ expertise to be considered befor...
- Few foresters in Gir know wildlife nitty-gritty: s...
- ‘70 per cent of Corbett resorts host weddings, rac...
- Lions for Kuno: MP reiterates demand for Gir’s wil...
- SC asks why Guj isn’t giving lions to MP
- 5 nabbed from Barda Wildlife Sanctuary while cooki...
- Girl, labourer survive separate leopard attacks in...
- Leopard attacks girl child
- Seized lion claws fake, say police
- Buffalo killed by lions in Bhavnath area
- Govt yet to act on poaching incidents
- Police set decoy, seize pair of lion' paws
- Intel says Poachers on the prowl in Gir again
- Lioness attacks farm labour
- Two caught with Lion paws
- Forest Department frontline staff trained for more...
- ‘MP sanctuary ideal for Gir lions, but not for tho...
- Forest department grabs truck with illegal wood
- 50 Gir lions to get GPS collars Wild Cats Between ...
- Forest department shot four dogs
- Lion dies of old age, leopard's death still myster...
- MP ready to welcome lions, Gujarat in no mood to a...
- Leopard trapped in snare, dies
- Relocation of families from revenue villages of Ku...
- ▼ January 2010 (31)
- ► 2009 (316)
- ► 2008 (342)
- ► 2007 (254)