No foul play in Gir lion deaths: Guj forest dept
If a lion succeeds in defeating the head of a pride, he also tends to kill the cubs in the pride," Sinha said. GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat forest department on Friday claimed that the death of 11 lions over the past eight days in the state's Gir Sanctuary was due to infighting and liver problems, and not foul play.The carcasses of 11 lions were found from Gir (East) forest range. Infighting is common when a lion, heading a pride and controlling a territory, becomes old or is down with disease or injury," Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) G K Sinha told reporters. "This way, the lion population is growing at a healthy rate of around five per cent. "Mainly, it seems that the death of lions is due to infighting.