Monday, April 22, 2013

Lion found dead near Amreli village

Lion found dead near Amreli village
Times of India

A lion, said to be between three to five years of age, was found dead on the outskirts of Gorana village in Khambha taluka of Amreli district on Friday.

Deputy conservator of forests (Gir East division) Anshuman Sharma said the carcass of the animal was discovered by the villagers. The sarpanch informed the forest department officials who rushed to the spot. "The lion may have died five to six days ago. Its body was found in a decomposed condition from an area that is unapproachable and dry. We have got the post mortem conducted. There were no external injuries on the body and all its nails were found intact," said Sharma.

Sources said that a part of the body had been eaten up by some other animals. The officials had not found some of the nails of the animal when they went to the spot on Friday night. However, the missing nails were discovered close by on Saturday when they went to the spot in daylight.

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