articles by Ajay Suri and Asif Khan

India

Gir lions' deaths: Officials fail to ascertain actual cause; multiple hypotheses, experts could muddy investigation

The forest department's failure to pin down the exact cause of the lions' deaths in Gir National Park is the only certain outcome of the hectic maneuverings of the last few days. So far, nobody in the forest or government is even talking about a contingency plan in case things turn worse

India

Gir National Park sees frenzied activity in aftermath of multiple lion deaths; officials look for signs of Canine Distemper Virus

Thirty-six lions have been isolated in three rescue centres inside the Gir National Park, and their movements are being monitored round the clock.

India

Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big cats

The deaths of as many as 23 lions at the Gir forest — believed to have been caused by a deadly combination of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a protozoal infection — since 12 September is a crisis looming over the endangered animals.