CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Asiatic lion takes a walk on Gujarat highway
New Delhi :-
A lion having a walk in a national park is fine but what if he is spotted strolling on a highway?
On Wednesday, such a scenario was witnessed by passerbys on a highway in the western state of Gujarat.
The Saurashtra region has been witnessing heavy rains for the past few days forcing the lion to move out of its habitat and take a walk on the road in Junagadh area.
The highway runs parallelally to the Gir sanctuary, home to the Asiatic lions. Their numbers have gone up from 411 to 523 i.e. an increase of 27% from 2010 to 2014.
According to observers, the lions have been forced out of their homes because of the incessant rains flooding their habitat areas.
As seen in the video, the lion is captured walking on the highway. He seems totally unperturbed by the car and the people inside it and walks past them across the road.