Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Lions roar more
Lions roar more
THE HINDU COMPILED BY ROHINI RAMAKRISNAN
New research just published highlights an increase in the numbers of Asiatic lions surviving in the Gir Forest of India. From a base of 180 lions left in 1974, the population has risen to 411 by 2010. This could help ensure the survival of other threatened big cats, such as snow leopards. The key to the Gir lions' revival appears to have been a dramatic increase in the numbers of wild ungulates. Between 1970 and 2010, numbers of chital, sambar, blue bull and wild boar among others rose 10-fold in total within the Gir forest in the southwest part of the Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat.
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