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A lioness was run over by a speeding vehicle on Pipavav
road, near Gir sanctuary, on Tuesday. The forest department has sent the
body for post-mortem.
“It appears that the lioness was trying to cross the road,” a forest official told The Hindu.
Last year, two lions were killed on the railway tracks near Rajula.
highway sees high traffic movement because of the Pipavav port and
sometimes heavy vehicles run over animals on the road,” the official
“There are more than 174 lions in Amreli district outside the Gir national park,” he said.
State government had, in reply to a question in the Assembly recently,
revealed that 310 lions including cubs had died in the Gir forest in the
last five years.
According to the State’s Forest and Environment Minister Mangubhai Patel, 25 of them died an unnatural death.
According to the census conducted in 2015, the total number of lions in the State was 523, a jump from 411 in the 2010 census. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lioness-run-over-near-gir-sanctuary/article8386287.ece