Monday, August 12, 2013

Eight-month-old lion cub found dead in Amreli

Eight-month-old lion cub found dead in Amreli
The Times of India

An eight-month-old lion cub was found dead near Krakach area in Liliya taluka of Amreli district on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning, the forest department rushed to the spot, which is locally known as 'Khadkhad'.

According to sources, it was a male cub and it may have died three to four days ago. But the area has been unapproachable due to heavy rains which is why it was discovered late.

"Primary investigation suggests that the cub may have been killed in infighting as there were marks of lions' nails on the cub's body,'' said forest official.

Sources said that the cub's carcass was decomposed and postmortem was carried out on the spot.

There are about 28 lions in Liliya-Krakach area in Amreli district and they have made this area their permanent home. As per the last lions' census, there are about 100 lions in Amreli distict.

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