Gujarat's forest department starts tracking of lions in flood-ravaged Gir forest
Gujarat's forest department has initiated tracking of lions in the flood-hit Gir forest, Chief conservator of forest Sanjay Mehta confirmed here on Sunday.
Mr Mehta informed UNI that all the staff of forest department were attentive and on duty.
"We are tracking lions and so far nothing untoward has been reported. At some places crocodiles have flow out of their usual habitat but they have been put back," he said.
Notably, Malia stretch in the Gir area had received 389 mm (over 15 inches) of rainfall, while Visavada, where a large number of leopards live has received 200mm of rain. Besides, Mendarana has received 279mm of rain, whereas Vanthali received 192mm downpour.
Notably over half a dozen lions and large number of other animals had died during heavy rains in the adjoining Amreli district in 2015 monsoon, the forest department added.