A male Asiatic lion got trapped in a cage which was kept to capture a leopard in adjoining Gir Somnath district.
The incident took place in near Virodar village under Sutrapada taluka this morning.
The lion will be released in the Gir forest, the last abode of this endangered species, said Aradhana Sahu, Deputy Conservator Forest at Junagadh.
She said this was a rare incident of a lion getting trapped in a cage.
The cage was intended to capture a leopard who was spotted roaming near the village and had killed cattle.