Palpur-Kuno 'ideally suited' for relocation of Gir lions: Expert committee
Palpur-Kuno Sanctuary in Sheopur district is "ideally suited" for relocation of endangered Asiatic lions found in Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, a Supreme Court appointed expert committee has observed.
The 18-member committee, led by Wildlife Institute of India (WII) additional director general Bisen Singh Bonal, made the observation after visiting the sanctuary on Sunday and Monday.
"The sanctuary has extended prey base accompanied by wide variety of grasses, shrubs and dense forest cover etc. The sanctuary is ideally suited, even from the safety perspective, for the big cats," Bonal told reporters.