Friday, June 17, 2016

Gir: 3 of 17 lions captured in May found to be ‘man-eaters’

Gir: 3 of 17 lions captured in May found to be 'man-eaters'
The Indian Express
Three of the 17 lions, captured in May for killing three persons near Gir sanctuary, have been identified as 'man-eaters' and will be kept at a zoo or Gujarat forest department's rescue centre, an official said on June 15.

After analysing their pug marks and faeces during a 25-day captivity, one adult male and two sub-adult female lions were found to have turned man-eaters and 'guilty' of killing locals, as human remains were found from the excreta of these three lions, Chief Conservator of Forest for Junagadh division, AP Singh, said.

"Out of the 17 lions captured by us last month, one was a male adult, and it turned out to be the main culprit. We found considerable amount of human remains in that lion's faeces, while very small amount was found from the faeces of two sub-adult females," he said.

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