Two lion cubs died after falling right into a properly within the Gir forest in Gujarat’s Junagadh district on Wednesday, an official mentioned.
The incident passed off at Jujarpur village in Maliya wildlife vary within the Gir West Forest Division, he mentioned.
The carcasses of two cubs, aged 6-7 months, had been seen floating in a properly within the farm of Vipul Bhikha on Wednesday afternoon, mentioned Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Junagadh, Dushyant Vasavada.
Each the cubs had been discovered to have died as a result of drowning, Mr Vasavada mentioned, including that additional investigation was underway.
Falling into open wells is without doubt one of the frequent causes of unnatural deaths of Asiatic lions in Gir.
Previously, the Gujarat authorities had assured the Excessive Courtroom that each one the open wells within the areas surrounding the Gir forest shall be coated to forestall such deaths.
This the primary report of unnatural deaths of lions within the state after the Gujarat forest division introduced on June 10 that lions’ inhabitants in Gir had risen 29 per cent to 674 as per a inhabitants estimation train carried out on June 5-6.
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